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Women Police Station Kohima receives Certificate of Excellence

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: May 06, 2022 9:24 pm

Awarded best PS in Nagaland; second in performance-based evaluation in India

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T John Longkumer awarding the certificate of excellence to Kohima Women Police Station Officer-in-charge UBI Tingbem Thomsong at the PHQ on Friday. (EM Images)

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Kohima, May 6 (EMN):
Women Police Station Kohima on Friday received Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on being adjudged Best Police Station in Nagaland.

According to “Ranking of Police Stations 2021”, an annual exercise conducted by the MHA to reward the best-performing police stations in the country, Women Police Station Kohima was selected as Best Police Station in the state and also ranked second in the country in performance-based evaluation, which is one of the parameters used in ranking best police stations across India.

Women Police Station Kohima is also the only women police station in the country shortlisted for the exercise.

Acknowledging the achievement, Director General of Police (DGP), T John Longkumer handed over the Certificate of Excellence issued by the MHA to Kohima Women Police Station Officer-in-Charge UBI Tingbem Thomsong, in the presence of senior police officers at the Police Headquarters in Kohima on Friday.

Congratulating the officers and staff of Kohima Women PS for the achievement, he said that it is the best women PS in India.

“This is the result of all the hard work. This is not just a few individuals but a collective effort. I am very proud of all the officers who had worked so that we could achieve this award,” said Longkumer.

T John Longkumer along with awardees and senior police officers at the PHQ, Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

The DGP further informed that Women PS, Kohima was established in 2006 before it became a full-fledged one in 2016. Besides the award, there are many schemes in the pipeline which will be announced shortly, he added.

AIGP (Ops) R Vikram Ezung said that the MHA had been initiating the annual ranking of police stations since 2015, considering the pivotal role it plays in police administration, and it is done based on parameters like case registration, case disposal etc.

T John Longkumer awarding internal security medal to SR Saravanan (in uniform) at the PHQ on Friday. (EM Images)

According to the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), there are 16,955 police stations in the country, including 86 in Nagaland as on January 1 2020, out of which 74 were shortlisted from across the country using the crime data available with National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), it was informed.

Mokokchung PS-1 and Women Police Station Kohima were selected from Nagaland based on the set criteria.

From the 74 shortlisted PS, 36 were selected as the best police stations in each state, including Women PS Kohima. There are two criteria — 80% mark based on record-based evaluation (mainly of performance and infrastructure) and 20% is based on public perception (public feedback) — informed the police officer.

He said that police stations in Nagaland suffered a setback in infrastructure. However, it was ranked second in performance-based evaluation.

The evaluation process was covered in two parts – records-based evaluation and survey-based assessments. The records-based evaluation is further done under two major heads namely crime-based evaluation and performance-based evaluation, while survey-based assessments is presented under infrastructure and approachability, and citizen feedback, according to MHA report.

T John Longkumer awarding internal security medal to Sandeep M Tamgadge (in uniform) at the PHQ on Friday. (EM Images)

Under performance-based evaluation, Gangapur, Odisha topped the chart, followed by Women Police Station, Kohima; Navegaon, Madhya Pradesh; Sorada, Odisha; and Dergaon, Assam. Meanwhile, Sadar Bazar Delhi topped the ranking in survey-based assessments, followed by Gangapur, Odisha; Bhattu Kalan, Haryana; Valpoi, Goa; and Kadamat Islands, Lakshadweep.

In the overall ranking, Sadar Bazar PS in Delhi was declared the Best Police Station in India, followed by Gangapur PS, Odisha; Bhattu Kalan PS, Haryana; Valpoi PS, Goa; and Manvi PS, Karnataka.

Two officers awarded

DGP Longkumer also awarded awarded “internal security” medals to two senior police officers—Sandeep M Tamgadge, Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order), and SR Saravanan, Special secretary, Home, at the event on Friday.

He said that the recognition was “well deserved” and it was a symbolic representation of the first and second Officer-in-Charge. 

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: May 06, 2022 9:24:09 pm