Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is seeking explanations from 10 Superintendents of Police and District Magistrates over the lack of timely redressal of grievances of the public. Last Thursday, the Chief Minister during a meeting directed officials to ensure effective improvement of the law and order situation in the state and fix accountability of police officers. The meeting was attended by senior government officials included the UP Director General of Police (DGP), Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Home) among others. In the meeting, the Chief Minister had said that he will not tolerate any laxity when it comes to law and order, according to the Indian Express.
The Chief Minister had reviewed public grievance redressal system of all districts and found that the system was found lacking in 10 districts. According to a PTI report, the 10 districts where the redressal system is weak are Kheri, Jaunpur, Sitapur, Agra, Allahabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Lucknow, Hardoi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.
A press release issued by the state government stated that the Chief Minister demanded that accountability of the police officials be fixed from beat constable upwards to the level of senior officials, this will usher in a change in the law and order situation in the state, as reported in the Indian Express.
The Chief Minister had suggested that a gazetted officer should be nominated to regularly monitor the situation. the CM also asked officials in all districts to work towards making governance more prompt and transparent.