Kolkata, June 2022: The Public Police has been incorporated as a Registered trust (NGO) at Delhi with the blessings of its Chairman, Hon’ble Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice of India and Ex- Chairman National human Rights Commission and with the guidance of former high Court Judges, former senior IAS Officers, former Law Secretaries and other distinguished members from different walks of life.
The aim of the NGO is to establish itself as a trustworthy and reliable interconnection link between society and law enforcement agencies to ensure greater confidence mutually, to create public awareness and build a stronger relationship with the community.
Hon’ble Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice of India and Ex- Chairman National human Rights Commission said that he is pleased to launch the West Bengal Chapter of Public Police NGO under the dynamic leadership of Dr. H.P. Kanoria. He extends his good wishes for doing great humanitarian work in West Bengal particularly for women empowerment and upliftment of underprivileged people of West Bengal. Due to unavoidable circumstances he could not personally be present on this occasion.
Dr. H.P. Kanoria President of the West Bengal chapter said let us work together for serving the people and for harmony and peace. We need to generate awareness and familiarize several laws, rules & regulations. We intend to organize conferences, camps, events and meet people at large. We are confident that people will live in happiness and harmony.
Several distinguished personalities are joining in the advisory committee of the Public Police NGO, West Bengal Chapter, some of the names are as follows: Mr. Malay Kr De, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary of West Bengal, Mr. C S Samal, IAS (Retd) Mr. Sitaram Sharma – Chairman, West Bengal Federation of United Nations and Honorary Consul of Belarus, Mr. J.K. Saraff Noted Industrialist and Honorary Consul of Chile, Dr. Ratiranjan Mandal, former Member of Planning Commission of India and several others whose experience will enrich the functioning of the chapter.
Dr. Rahul Varma, Secretary General, of the State chapter of Public Police NGO emphasized on the need for this NGO which will become a trustworthy and reliable intercommunication link between the society and Law Enforcing Agencies which is the need of the hour.
About Public Police NGO
The police are entrusted with the duty of maintaining peace and harmony and protecting lives of the people in a society. It is true that most Indians view police with a certain trepidation and avoid reaching out to them or even to report a complaint out of fear or apprehension. The NGO inclines to re-establish a bond between public and police and effectively work together in diminishing crime in alliance with care and tenderness for a better tomorrow.
The NGO wishes to identify police as a friend who are capable in handling situations with compassion and care. Hence act as a bridge between public and police to fight against crime. By doing so it would decrease crime and violence from the society. Citizen’s participation with the police and individuals and organizations will increase and transfer into safer neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the NGO aims to help people by registering complaints and addressing them with the help of police and government authorities, to promote about legal rights and responsibilities of the citizens, to honour police personals, law enforcement agencies and members from the public for their outstanding service to the society.
With the aim for creating awareness the NGO will hold regular meetings with Social organizations, lawyers, Judges, philanthropist’s govt., Resident Welfare Societies Student bodies, sundry groups and others. To reduce crime the Public police will initiate programmes to increase the use of restorative justice and advocate alternatives to arrest and incarceration as a means of reducing crime. Harm reduction programmes for drug abuse, alcoholism, and domestic violence will be considered. Efforts will be made to facilitate centers at the police stations.
The NGO will take up other initiatives as the need arises.