Call centre facility of Kozhikode city police inaugurated
Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has stated that the Our Responsibility to Children (ORC) scheme, pioneered by the Kozhikode city police to adopt pro-active measures for preventing juvenile crime, will be extended to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram during the current financial year.
The Minister was speaking after the formal launch of the scheme in Kozhikode district on Sunday.
Mr. Balakrishnan pointed out that youngsters in conflict with the law would always be a target of anti-social and extremist outfits. The Home Minister affirmed that generating funds for implementing innovative projects for public welfare would never be a difficult task for the State in the present circumstances. According to Mr. Balakrishnan, the Planning Board was initially reluctant to sanction any special fund for the development of policing. “The situation has already changed with the frequent interventions of the State government. The 13th finance commission has sanctioned us Rs.25 crore for strengthening the community policing scheme,” he said.
Mayor A.K. Premajam launched a new call centre facility of the Kozhikode city police at the function. The service of the centre, which has been set up with the assistance of Bharti Airtel, will be available through a helpline, the number of which is 8129000000.
The function also marked the launch of a new website and log for the ORC project. M.K. Raghavan, MP, inaugurated the website while K. Jameela, president, district panchayat, released the new logo.
A. Pradeep Kumar, MLA, released the official brochure of the project by handing over its first copy to M.V. Sreyamskumar, MLA.