This decision comes in order to keep a tab on the performances of the police officials and also to change the image of Delhi Police.
In a directive issued by the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik states that all the station house officers (SHOs) across the city have to fill performance appraisal forms every two months. This decision comes in order to keep a tab on the performances of the police officials and also to change the image of Delhi Police. As per the report by the Indian Express, a corporate-style ‘bi-monthly performance appraisal form’ comprises of several sections that includes a table to record cases of robbery, snatching, murder, vehicle theft, etc, in the previous year and the current one. A section also includes a column for “remarks” by the SHO.
The directive states that ‘a police station is the backbone of any police system since it is the first point of contact for the general public to report crime’, reported the Indian Express. Explaining the reason behind the behind the form Patnaik said, “We wanted to make sure that his (SHO’s) effectiveness in ensuring service delivery in his concerned jurisdiction needs to be assessed on a periodic basis.” He added for the first time a bi-monthly performance appraisal proforma is being implemented that will help not only in improving the performance of the police stations and the overall image of the Delhi Police, but also in identifying consistent non-performers for suitable corrective action.
Patnaik also claimed steps will be taken to motivate the official to work positively if they are found not performing up to the mark. The circular has been sent to all the special commissioners of police (law and order), all the joint commissioners of police (JCPs) and DCPs, asking them to brief all the SHOs about this new exercise. The exercise will commence from the second half of 2017, calling for reports for the months of July and August, reported the Indian Express.