Govt to conduct all India citizen survey of Police Services

Govt to conduct all India citizen survey of Police Services

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 21: In a bid to access the impact of Police services in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday commissioned Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to conduct a pan-India survey ‘All India Citizen Survey of Police Services’.

The survey will be conducted through the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.

The aim of this pan-India survey is to understand public perceptions about Police, gauge the level of non-reporting of crimes or incidents to Police, timeliness and quality of police response and action, assess citizens' perception and experience about women and children’s safety.

The survey will commence in March and cover a representative sample of 1.2 lakh households spread over 173 districts across the country, based on the National Sample Survey framework. All States and UTs would be included in this survey which is likely to be completed by November.

The outcome of the survey is expected to bring out useful suggestions for stakeholders in formulating and implementing appropriate policy responses and changes in the functioning of police at various levels, a Home Ministry official said.

All states and Union Territories have been requested to extend full cooperation to the conduct of the survey, and to adopt this good practice and prepare their Police for undertaking such surveys on their own, in future, he added. (UNI)