When the state-wide network of CCTV cameras will be connected through one link, the concept of security will be manifested in the state in true sense: Union Home and Cooperation Minister
Police must be well-equipped in order to maintain law and order for security concerns and for the continuous development of the state: Chief Minister
Gandhinagar, Saturday: Congratulating the Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel and the Minister of State for Home Department Shri Harsh Sanghvi for preparing the project to modernize the Gujarat Police and increase the security facilities of the citizens of the state, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah said that over the years Gujarat Police has maintained the tradition of being a pioneer in the country. He expressed confidence that Team Gujarat will maintain this tradition under the leadership of the Chief Minister through new initiatives based on this type of technology.
Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah on this occasion said that a strong law and order situation is essential for the overall development of the country and for this modernization of the police department plays an important role. Gujarat’s AASHVAST and VISHWAS project has enhanced the security of the citizens of the state. It is also necessary to increase the number of CCTV cameras installed across the state under this project. Even if the cameras installed at all places including railway stations, private societies, ports, pilgrimages are private, they should be contacted and connected to the command and control room system with the help of technology.
Only when the entire network of cameras will be connected through a single link will the concept of the security cycle of the state be truly transformed. Union Home and Cooperation Minister also suggested to increase the coverage of connectivity so that our police system can reach any place of the state immediately when an incident occurs.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister further added that when E-cop was launched, Gujarat was the first state to provide such services across the country. All police stations in the state were computerized and special computer training was also added to the training of police officers from police constables. Today the concept of ‘TRINETRA’ is being realized but we started it with E-cop. e-FIR facility was also in E-cop software. The journey of upgrading Gujarat Police from E-cop to ‘TRINETRA’ is truly realizing the dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
He further said that Today, 96 percent of police stations in the entire country have opted for online working system. An Indian Cyber Coordination Centre has also been created. All these advanced technologies have been purchased by the Government of India. No state government needs to purchase this technology separately, only an extension from the Indian government is required.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister further added that There have been huge positive changes in the law and order situation of Gujarat since the 80s till 2022. Such a major change in the law and order situation has been possible only as a result of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision and tough stance on criminals. Today curfew and communal riots are a thing of the past in the state.
Today the state police has increased the pace of development of the state by becoming modern, techno-savvy and sensitive.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that The presidential election of 2022 has proved to be a historic election. Even an ordinary citizen of the country can hold the highest office of the country Her Excellency President Draupadi Murmu belongs to a simple Santhal tribal family. Whose journey from Ms. Draupadi Murmu to her Highness Draupadi Murmu is the best example in front of us.
Shri Amit Shah further said that The Prime Minister has requested all the citizens of the country to hoist tricolours on their houses on 13th, 14th and 15th of August under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan’.He pleaded to the people of Gujarat to consider the Prime Minister’s call so that no house or complex in Gujarat should be left without the tricolour under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The tricolours will also be easily available from E-commerce websites and post offices, he said.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel:-
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that the well-equipped police and excellent law-and-order situation in the state have been responsible for Gujarat’s bright development journey of two decades. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah during their tenure in Gujarat took many innovative measures through the medium of technology with the intention of strengthening the law and order situation in the state, as a result of which today Gujarat has become the one of the leading and safest state in the country.
Chief Minister added that,the services of policemen have made an unparalleled contribution in this continuous development journey of the state. 20 years ago, the urban areas of Gujarat were known by the name of gangsters-mafia and incidents like curfew, riots in the cities used to happen every night.The weak law and order situation had hindered the development of Gujarat. But ever since Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi became the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he has made continuous efforts to increase the morale of the police force. As a result, today’s young generation has not seen riots, curfew in Gujarat.
Chief Minister further added that with the intention of making the police of Gujarat sharp, smart and alert, a visionary plan was made to make the police force more equipped by making maximum use of technology, as a result of which today Gujarat has become a developed state with smart policing, people-friendly policing. Now Gujarat is getting the benefit of double engine government.The government of this double engine has got further benefit today with the launch of 4 new security strengthening projects to the people of Gujarat.
Chief Minister added that, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah has done a state-wide roll-out of Body Worn Cameras for Gujarat Police. As a result, the police-citizen interaction will become more productive and these body worn cameras will be very useful for keeping video recordings of crucial incidents.
The Chief Minister further added that Tri-Netra has been launched at the Command and Control Centre of Gujarat Police. This Command and Control Centre prepared under the VISHWAS project will truly become the third eye of the government and play an important role in providing more security to the citizens. The VISHWAS Project is proving to be an important factor in the police force for smart policing, Underwhich the state-wide network of more than 7000 CCTV cameras has covered all the district headquarters of the state and also important places like Somnath, Dwarka, Ambaji, Kevadia. So far more than 3400 crime cases have been successfully solved with the help of VISHWAS Project.The state government is planning to set up a network of more CCTV cameras across the state in the near future.
Chief Minister said that in case of vehicle theft, mobile phone theft or any other criminal incident, in which there is no fight, no one has been injured, the state government has introduced the facility of filing online e-FIR through technology which would mean that the citizens do not have to rush to the police station from now on. As many as 80 vehicles of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit have been launched by the Police Department to prevent human trafficking in the state, he expressed confidence that they will do a great service to humanity by doing excellent work in curbing such crime.
Minister of State for Home Department Shri Harsh Sanghvi:-
Minister of State for Home Department Shri Harsh Sanghvi said that with the decisions taken under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah, not only Gujarat but the citizens of the entire country are getting the benefit of important services at home through e-Governance. Under the direction of the Chief Minister of the state Shri Bhupendra Patel, a system has been made available to the citizens of Gujarat today to file e-FIR at home for crimes like mobile and vehicle theft.
He further said that team Gujarat under the leadership Shri Bhupendra Patel has taken many people centric decisions since assuming office as the Chief Minister of the state, which includes four new technology-based dimensions of Gujarat Police launched today by the Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah which will prove to be important in enhancing the safety and security of the citizens of the state as well as enhancing their services.
Minister of State for Home Department said that the State Police is being equipped with technology to modernize it, for which about 1,500 theft cases, 950 accident cases and more than 700 other cases have been solved through VISHWAS Project. As a result, it will be easier for ‘TRINETRA’ to catch stolen vehicles and accused. Complaints about mobile theft and vehicle theft can now be filed online with one click through e-FIR. Not only that, if the police cannot take action for any reason after making this e-FIR, the FIR will automatically be registered within 120 hours. This type of arrangement will save not only the time of the citizens of the state, but also the time of the police department.
Shri Harsh Sanghvi further added that under the guidance of the Chief Minister of the state, a policy of rewarding informers of drug peddlers has been implemented, Under which Gujarat has arrested more than 153 drug peddlers by conducting 160 cases and recovered drugs worth more than 625 crore.
Apart from this, the state government has expeditiously disposed of more than 50 cases of women and child abuse, which shows the state government’s commitment towards protecting the citizens.
On this occasion Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Shri Raj Kumar, State Director General of Police Shri Ashish Bhatia also officials and police personnel including high officials of the police department were present.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat