To keep a tab on the mental health of cops, the Chhattisgarh police is going to set up a special grievance cell called ‘Anugrah’.
The step comes close on the heels of a police constable shot dead a car dealer in busy Pachpedhi Naka locality of Raipur after the two had some dispute over a used-car deal.
Chhattisgarh, Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi on Friday announced the formation of the state level ‘Monitoring Cell’ under the chairmanship of Additional Director General of Police (Admin) Ashok Juneja.
Inspector General (IG) of all four police range- Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Surguja and Bastar will be the members of this cell. This cell will work towards improving the discipline, and welfare of police staff, police sources said.
In the ‘Anugrah cell’ cops could discuss all their family, personal or departmental issues apart from transfer, promotion and appointment related issues.
Addressing the first meeting of the ‘monitoring cell’, DGP Awasthi asked officers to form the cell at district as well as range level where the lower police staff would personally meet the unit heads.
The unit head after interacting with cops would create their profile based on discipline, problems and mental condition.
During the discussion, unit head wold try to resolve the valid problems while they could also take disciplinary actions against undisciplined cops.
The Anugrah cell for female cops will be headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Neha Champawat while, DIG Sushil Chandra Dwivedi will head the Anugarh cell for male cops.