Qualitative review to increase competency

Keep it up: K. Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police, giving away a certificate to Pudukottai Town Inspector Mukesh Kumar.

Keep it up: K. Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police, giving away a certificate to Pudukottai Town Inspector Mukesh Kumar.  

Staff Reporter

Appreciation certificates to boost police personnel’s morale

PUDUKOTTAI: Police administration in the district is poised for promoting competency of personnel both at sub-divisional and station-level wings, with the sole objective of achieving an overall efficiency in its multi-sided responsibility of crime detection, case disposal rate and checking offences, courtesy the introduction of the ‘Qualitative Performance Review and Appreciation System’ (QPRAS), which has, of late, become a watchword among the police personnel in the district.

The review of performance of the personnel is done every month carefully and the process of review even carries a mark.

At the end of the review, an appreciation certificate is being issued to the ‘best sub-division,’ six ‘best police station’ selected at the rate of one from each sub-division, ‘best All-Woman police station’ selected from among the 14 in the district, said the Superintendent of Police, P. Moorthy.

This apart every section of a ministerial staff, attached to the District Police Office is also eligible for a certificate.

“The DPO has ten sections each catering to the specific needs of the police personnel such as Provident Fund, sanctioning of leave and other service-related matters. The section with outstanding performance will qualify for the monthly certificate,” he says.

The system has been in place since March this year and ‘Best police station, ‘Best police constable,’ and ‘Best sub-division’ have been selected based on their performance for this month.

The Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) K. Vijay Kumar gave away the certificates to the winners in these categories. He gave away the ‘Best Sub-Division’ award to Pudukottai while the ‘Best Police Station’ prize went to the Pudukottai Town, Aranthangi, Mathur, Namanasamuthiram, Keeramangalam, Jegadapattinam police stations selected from each of the six sub-divisions.

The District Crime Branch secured the ‘Best Unit’ prize and the ‘B’ Section of the District Police Office got the ‘Best Section’ award.

The ADGP also gave away cash awards to the Sub-Inspectors of Police, Ganesh Nagar station Sivasubramaniam and four Head Constables – Karnan, Jayaseelan, Ravichandran and Shanmugam for their meticulous detection in a murder case.

He honoured the Sub-Inspector of Police of Pudukottai Town, Para. Vasudevan and two Head Constables Kanagaraj and Mookkan for their immediate detection of another case.

The ‘Best Team Member’ award of the ‘Best Trainees of Jungle Training’ went to a group of 10 personnel including the Sub-Inspector of Police Para. Vasudevan, while the ‘Best Buddy’ prize went to Sivasamy; the ‘Best Trainee’ to Balraj and the ‘Best Firer’ award to Sundarakannu.

Mr. Moorthy said that for the selection of the best sub-division, a maximum of 10 marks was awarded under various topics such as the highest rate of detection in property-related cases, the largest number of persons arrested , filing of maximum number of charge-sheets, so on and so forth.

He has also recommended the names of 40 Inspectors of Police in parts of the district, for the ‘Meritorious Service Entry’ in their service-records, in appreciation of their meticulous efforts in investigation of cases, leading to conviction exceeding over and above seven years.

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