The Lt. Governor, Lt. Gen AK Singh (Retd) has exhorted the Police to be people friendly. The Police must develop a good rapport with people, especially those who are vulnerable viz. the elderly, women & children, he said, after launching the ‘Online Lost Article Report Module’, of the A&N Police, at Police Headquarters here this morning.

One can reach the portal at http://www.lostreport.andaman.gov.in and lodge complaint about a lost article by filling in the form and also obtain a computer generated report. The portal will be of great help to people as they will no longer have to go to a Police Station to lodge complaint about any lost article.

The Lt. Governor also released a CD containing clippings on ‘Tourist Safety’ and ‘Traffic Safety’, offering various useful tips for tourists and important messages for road users & general public and also released the newsletter of A&N Police on the occasion.

Stating that A&N Police is an integral part of the Administration and the lives of the people here, the Lt. Governor stressed that the Police must adapt to the issues of our society and desired that traditional methodologies must not be lost sight of and adequate stress must also be laid to handle issues concerning ordinary citizens, in the best possible manner.

The Lt. Governor also stated that besides normal policing, technological advancements must also be followed, especially in the era of online frauds & various cyber crimes. “Social media indeed is a powerful tool, but it is also misused to a great extent”, observed the Lt. Governor. An audit has been ordered in this regard, he said, asking the A&N Police to acquire the capability of ‘debugging’ as well. The Lt. Governor asked the DGP for monitoring the newly launched portal on a monthly basis and obtaining feedback from the people. He also asked for providing the required training to police persons to handle this portal.

The Lt. Governor also gave a clarion call to every citizen, public representatives, govt. officials, business persons etc, to do their respective works sincerely. “There should be no scope of corruption, active or passive, in our lives in 21st Century”, he said asking everyone to bring about the desired change in the mindset against any corruption. “Let Andamans become an example for the rest of the country in this regard”, he said.

The Lt. Governor also spoke about the steps taken by the Administration to bring back the Islanders stranded at Chennai, due to recent floods and cancellation of flights. The Administration arranged two special flights to accommodate the people who were provided accommodation in Andaman Bhawan, Chennai, till today. Besides, to further facilitate the Islanders, a ship has also been pressed into service, which will sail from Chennai on Dec. 13 or 14, he mentioned lauding the DRC, Chennai for his dedicated efforts during this crucial time.

Expressing his displeasure over the unruly behaviour of some students at the Andaman Bhawan, Chennai recently, the Lt Governor said such acts will be dealt with sternly. The Lt. Governor also called upon the media to create awareness among the masses about the roles & responsibilities of civic society.

The Lt. Governor also spoke about the various situations that were looked into during a month long disaster preparedness exercise in the Isles, that concluded recently.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary, Shri Anand Prakash congratulated the A&N Police for coming up with the innovative idea and launching this portal where people can lodge their complaint about lost articles online and will not have to go to a Police Station for the same. This facility will especially benefit the tourists, who find it difficult and harassing to go to a Police Station to lodge a missing article report, he opined. The Chief Secretary also informed that due to constant persuasion by the Administration with the Telecom Ministry, the bandwidth of A&N Islands will be doubled by March 31, 2016. However, the long time solution, the laying of undersea cable, will be completed by 2018 and connectivity in these Islands will become as good as any part of the country, he said.

Welcoming the dignitaries, the Director General of Police, Shri Rajesh Malik, said that with a view to provide better services to the people, the A & N Police has, in the recent past, has taken up a number of measures and steps. By using the advancements in technology, the Police will be able to serve the people in a better and simper way. The A&N Police is fully committed to serve in a transparent & honest manner, he said. The DGP also informed that A&N Police is the second state in the country to have launched this module, which has been developed by the A&N Police in collaboration with IT Department and SOVTECH.

The function concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the DIGP, Shri N.S. Bundela. Among others, the ceremony was also attended by the President, ACCI, Shri Girish Arora, President, AATO, Shri M Vinod, senior officers from the Administration and A&N Police.

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