Women constables trained in computer applications

TIRUCHI, DEC.6 . Almost all constables of all-women police stations of the city have been provided basic training in computer applications and the remaining few would undergo the training to complete the process, the City Police Commissioner, T. P. Sundaramoorthy, has said.

Speaking at the valediction of the training programme for the fourth batch of the women constables at Shrimathi Indira Gandhi College here yesterday, Mr. Sundaramoorthy, said 100 women constables had been provided training.

Commending the college management for imparting training to the women constables free of cost, he appealed to the institution to train one more batch to cover the remaining personnel, numbering around 20.

Delivering the presidential address, the principal, K.Meena, said the college had conducted the training in four batches since August with 25 constables participating in each. The personnel had been provided an exhaustive training in basic office automation and computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Tamil software, Foxpro and Internet usage. The content of the 20-day programmes were evolved to suit the needs of the police personnel in their day-to-day operations.

The trainees were now well versed in various computer operations including documentation and maintenance of `monthly review registers', `case diaries', `property registers', `penalty registers,' `pay registers', `arms registers' and `kits registers'. The trainees have also been exposed to various Tamil softwares which could be applied in preparation of First Information Reports, statements, chargesheets and other related records.

With many police units being provided Internet connectivity, the trainees have been provided adequate hands-on training in using the communication tool effectively, she said.

Later, Mr.Sundaramoorthy distributed certificates to the trainees.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), N. Arivuselvam, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, V. Babu Rajendra Prasad, and others spoke.

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