RTI News-Can an IT initiative like 'Know Your Police' by Gujarat reduce RTI Applications?
GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat home department is developing a new digital service for citizens called “Know Your Police” (KYP), through which citizens can access details about their local police station and police personnel.
Details about the police officials concerned, maps and other thing will also be available online. Citizens can lodge grievances directly on the web and get copies of FIRs online easily. The state government also plans to make 100 services — including applying for a liquor permit — available on the app. All police clearances for things like road shows and public events will be possible through the mobile app.
A senior officer in the home department said, “KYP will be citizen friendly. Right now even educated citizens don’t know their local police or who to approach or where to go for various services. Most citizens don’t know which police station has jurisdiction over their area. Through KYP citizens can find the police station concerned by using their location. KYP will have all data on police staff with contact details, so those trying to cheat people in the name of the police can also be found out.”
By Priya De
Ahmedabad: An Right to Information (RTI) query has recently shed light on an amusing information about the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The Gujarat CM and BJP leader has no official email address to his credit, as revealed in an RTI reply by the CMO’s office. The people who want to reach out to the state top leader have to reach out to his website cmogujarat.gov.in
The General Administration Department (GAD), overlooks day-to-day service matters of the bureaucracy and the chief minister’s office. As per an official reply under RTI by GAD's public information officer MB Chauvatiya, the department has claimed that CM Vijay Rupani does not have an ‘official’ email ID.