Saturday, May 15, 2010

Delhi Govt discusses proposal for Delhi Police (Amendment) Bill '10

New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) The Delhi Government today held a conference to evolve a consensus on the Legislative Proposal for the Delhi Police (Amendment) Bill-2010.

The proposal has been made to implement the direction of the Supreme Court in the matter of Prakash Singh and others vs Central Government and others.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit stressed on the need of the police to be a people-friendly force.

''The people must have a sense of confidence with the police,'' she said.

A spokesperson from Chief Minister's Office said there was a broad consensus in the conference on transfer of traffic matters and other non-core functions to the city government, implementation of social legislation by the police, term of police commissioner and others functioning of Screening Committee and Scrutiny Committee, Police Appellate Authority in each district and Thana Committees to be given statutory status.

''It was organised mainly to seek the views of eminent personalities in the field of civil administration, police administration, judiciary system and other groups on the proposal,'' he said.

The conference was attended by a number of Delhi Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, Principal Secretary (Home) G S Patnaik, Secretary (Law), Home Secretary, Government of India, Retd Justice of Supreme Court Arijit Pasayat, retired bureaucrats, Head of Departments of Revenue, Transport Department, senior
officers from Civil and Police Organisations, Commissioner of Police Y S
Dadwal and representatives of RWAs.

The views and suggestions of the participants will be compiled and collated and the same will be sent to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for taking a view on the proposal, the spokesperson added.

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