Chandigarh, EW News: Today marked a milestone in law enforcement as the Haryana Police Complaint Authority convened the inaugural national conference of State Police Complaint Authorities in Chandigarh, Haryana. The conference aimed to standardize operations discuss pertinent issues, and foster collaboration among states in addressing public grievances concerning police conduct and functioning.
In attendance was Chief Minister Manohar Lal, who delivered the keynote address, emphasizing the imperative of strengthening these authorities, expediting complaint resolution, and enhancing coordination with law enforcement agencies. He underscored the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in addressing public grievances, citing initiatives such as the mandatory registration of FIRs for all complainants and the establishment of women police stations to bolster trust in law enforcement.
Highlighting the authority’s significant strides, Chairperson Navraj Sandhu showcased the implementation of an online complaint registration system and lauded Chief Minister Manohar Lal’s unwavering support, which has contributed to the authority’s enhanced performance.
Renowned police reformist, DGP (Retd.) Prakash Singh, delivered a keynote address, underscoring the importance of robust State Police Complaint Authorities in safeguarding citizens’ rights and ensuring police accountability. He traced the evolution of police reforms and stressed the need for operational autonomy to curb misuse of powers.
The event saw the presence of distinguished officials including Haryana Advocate General Baldev Raj Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department TVSN Prasad, and Director General of Police Shatrujit Kapur, among others, who reiterated the significance of upholding legal and constitutional norms in delivering justice to the public.
The conference concluded with a collective call to action, urging all officials to embrace a spirit of service in their duties and work towards enhancing public trust and confidence in law enforcement agencies nationwide.