Police need empathy and support, not condemnation 3

Policemen get lynched by crowds while handling disturbances, killed by Naxals, run over by motorists while jumping signals or beaten up by people when flagged down for drunken driving or overspeeding. Rarely does civil society raise its voice when policemen are beaten up or killedby our own citizens.Asociety where policemen beat up its citizens cannot ...

Hardly anybody uses Sakala to get info from Police

In this mega city of Bangalore where almost all of us have access to internet or mobile phone, the system to track the applications and follow up with Police isn’t reaching all. Why? By Bosky Khanna , 31 Jul 2013 , Citizen Matters Bangalore houses roughly around one crore citizens. As the city grows, crime ...

Karnataka has linked public service guarantee with CCTNS – Praveen Sood 1

Published : Egov Reach An alumnus of IIT Delhi, Praveen Sood is an Indian Police Service officer (1986 batch) of Karnataka cadre. He is a staunch supporter of the use of technology in traffic management and delivery of services to the citizens. During his stint as the additional commissioner of police, traffic (2008-2011), he established ...

Alcometer test is never humiliating 3

Amidnight SMS from a well-known woman, who works for a prestigious airline, left me totally confused. She wrote, “I was driving at midnight when traffic cops flagged me down and insisted on a breath-analyzer test. All this despite knowing pretty well that a lady was behind the wheel. When I protested, they requested me to ...

Bollywood and Traffic Police 1

Generally in Bollywood, tunes are composed first and lyrics written later to fit the tunes. In a way it is like digging a grave first and then looking for dead body to fit the size of grave. Managing traffic after opening of a newly constructed flyover or underpass in Bangalore has glaring similarities. Whereas the ...

Policemen deserve healthy work-life balance too 5

Published : Times of India The recent shooting of a sub-inspector by his subordinate once again points towards the deep malaise that’s afflicting the police system in this country.Whatever police reforms have happened,have centered around senior levels of the police force.The middle levels have remained largely untouched.A series of suggestions about adverse living and working conditions ...

Punishment can be catalyst for change 1

Published : Times of India The past week has seen an upsurge of anger over one of the most ghastly rape cases in the recent past in this country.News channels competed with each other in police bashing and offering quick-fix solutions ranging from death sentence to chemical castration.Whereas anger is fully justified and essential to ...

Planning should precede development… 4

Published : Times of India Traffic has been a buzzword in the city for some time now,and it is no surprise with four million vehicles on the roads.The traffic police have been battling the increasing congestion with technology and smart systems.Praveen Sood,Addl Director General of Police,shares some thoughts on traffic management,in this chat with B S ...

SMS Gateway, public-friendly move from police

Published : The New Indian Express SMS Gateway, the latest initiative by the Police Computer Wing, was launched by Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok on Tuesday. This facility provides updates to the applicants on the progress of services under Sakala scheme. The facility is said to be the first of its kind in the country. ...

21 police services now under Sakala 1

Published :  Times of India People Can Use Guarantee Of Services To Citizens Code And Track Their Complaints Now on,citizens can insist on Sakala or guarantee of services to citizens (GSC) code for their applications,petitions and complaints lodged with police. The GSC code will enable one to know the status of a case. The state ...