Outsource the registering of FIRs


Dear Justice Verma,

Wish you a very happy new year .

It  is a an open fact that police does not register FIRs to keep their record better for their own good , and desist people from registering an FIR.

It is time that we opt any or all of these three measures ;

1. Online reporting of FIRs

2. Reporting via Mobile phones

3.Outsourcing of FIRs to private players

If we can privatise issuing of passports to TCS, digitisation of post offices to Infosys, issuing of Aadhaar cards to private soft ware companies . Why hesitate from privatising National FIR Reporting  ( NFR) ?

Once the FIR is reported , it should be examined by legal experts and passed on the appropriate authority for action .

Also, crimes happen as police are not in touch with the locals . Suppose a city has 40,000 Sq km area. Administration should depute one police man / women for 1 sq. km, and this police should be connected to all the residents in the area and be responsible for any crime / incident in the area. This is the best way to keep the crimes low and infuse a sense of trust in the system for the common man. Of course, administration could supplement the police with public surveillance and volunteers under each police person

Time to make radical reforms in police :

Rajendra Pratap Gupta 
Centre for Participatory Democracy