The SHOs of Punjab will even take care of the monetary problems with the police stations

Finance division recommends sending finances on to police station, Photograph: social media

Talks of reforms in Punjab police have been occurring for a very long time and on this regard the police division has taken step one itself.
The brand new IG Punjab Shoaib Dastgir has really useful the federal government to free the police station financially.
In keeping with the IG Workplace, “The federal government has been knowledgeable of those reforms in writing as a result of solely the amendments to the principles will make the police station economically impartial. '
You will need to notice that any police station has the treasury of the district officer and he distributes the finances of the police stations in keeping with their wants. It’s now mentioned that the Finance Division ought to ship the finances of the police station on to the account of the police station as a substitute of DDR.
In a letter to the Punjab Authorities, it was acknowledged that the authority of the DDR (District Treasury Officer) must be immediately assigned to the SHO of every police station. Various accountants also needs to be recruited within the police station. 'That method, each police station shall be immediately audited and financially the police station could have the chance to work independently.
The full variety of police stations within the 36 districts of Punjab at current is 712.

CM calls police reforms essential (Photograph: Punjab Police)
Prior to now, all these police stations had been digitized within the authorities which suggests they’re now maintaining a computerized document of all of the FIRs and different complaints. For this, a entrance desk has been arrange in every of the police stations, for which separate skilled employees has additionally been recruited.
The ultimate choice shall be taken by the Punjab Authorities to supply monetary freedom to the police stations, nevertheless, the station home officers, SHOs, have expressed their happiness on this regard.
Chatting with Urdu Information, Muhammad Farooq, an SHO in Lahore, mentioned: “This choice is an effective one, at the very least each police station will take care of itself. The way in which through which the funds are distributed earlier than shouldn’t be equal. '

Recruitment of accountants can also be really useful in police stations (Photograph: AFP)
SHO Mohammad Farooq mentioned, “Police work is like working 24 hours a day. Proper now group administration has to function a number of occasions, not solely to present monetary freedom but in addition to estimate the price of a police station in a brand new method, and to extend the already allotted finances. This can remove the dependence on the group and the police will be capable of use their skilled expertise to forestall crime. '
One other SHO from Lahore advised Urdu Information on situation of anonymity: "Earlier than that, there are conditions the place group folks must rely an excessive amount of on operating the police stations; district funds are delayed. Secondly, they’re so low that the price of a police station can’t be sustained. '


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