‘Govt to conduct security perception survey of major cities’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2017 10:08:57


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister pats City Police for performing well

Maharashtra Government will conduct a survey and come up with Security Perception Index (SPI) of all major cities, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while releasing the SPI of Nagpur Police on Sunday. The function was held at auditorium of Persistent Systems at Subhash Nagar. Visibly happy over the survey report, the Chief Minister also announced ‘housing for policemen’ and ‘smart police stations’ in the city.

Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Commissioner of Police (CP) Dr K Venkatesham also were present on the dais.
The SPI of Nagpur Police was prepared by Tirpude Institute of Management after surveying 5,500 citizens, whose opinion was recorded by students of the college and the data was compared with the SPI of 2014.

Analysis of the SPI reveals positive results for the Nagpur Police. Praising Nagpur Police, the Chief Minister said that they had done a great job as more people voted in favour for the Nagpur Police in SPI. “We will conduct SPI exercise in major cities of the State to know the mood of the people about policing.” he announced. The SPI would provide real picture about police that can be used for improvement.

Stating that police force was used to suppress the voice of common man in British era. But now, Fadnavis informed that gaining confidence of common man is motto of police in the independence era.
Informing about security scenario across the State, Fadnavis said, Maharashtra Police is doing good job overall as the detection rate and conviction rate has increased during last two years. “The State recorded 50 per cent conviction rate while there was drop under major crime heads,” he claimed.

Assuring house for policemen, the Chief Minister stated that cops would get house in the ‘housing for all’ project under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana soon. He also claimed that all police stations would be converted into Smart Police Stations.

Addressing the function, CP Dr Venkatesham said that the police would expedite procedure of character verification process for issuance of Passport. “Citizens will get the passport verification done within five to six days,” he stated. He emphasised on the beggar and drug free Nagpur and assured that the police would not leave any stone unturned to achieve the aim.

MP Ajay Sancheti, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Sunil Kedar, Samir Meghe, MLCs Prakash Gajbhiye, Anil Sole, Parinay Fukey, Vice-Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Dr Siddharth Kane, District Collector Sachin Kurve, Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal, NIT Chairman Dr Dipak Mhaisekar, Joint CP Shivajirao Bodkhe and others were present.

What is the SPI

SPI was conducted by the Tirpude College of Management across the city in April 2017. Twenty three faculty members and about 175 college students were involved in the survey. The students have recorded response of citizens on nine subjects including awareness, willingness to support police, approachability, functional effectiveness, behavior of police, image of police, women safety, senior citizens safety and traffic management in city.

Sample size of the survey is 5,500 and about 175 to 200 samples were recorded from locality of every police station area. Further analysis of the survey contains -- performance of the police station in all nine categories