Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Sundaysaid modernisation of police force would be done soon with the help of funds available from the Centre.
Beat constables would be trained in using computers and the personnel would be trained in a phased manner to cover all the constables in a year'`s time.
Handing over cash awards and commendation certificates to beat constables and Inspectors of Police of all the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam in recognition of their meritorious work in detection of crimes at a function on Sunday. The Lt Governor called beat constables " eyes and ears" of the government and that their work would be immensely helpful for prevention of crimes.
She also said she would hold meetings with beat constables once in three months and she would hold meetings with Investigation officers to get feedback from them for introduction of reforms.
Bedi said she had also plan to offer education and introduce skill development programmes to the convicts as soon as they came out of prison after serving imprisonment so tthey would not relapse into committing crimes again.
Bediâ€™s influence on the Union Territory, however, has gone beyond just listening to peopleâ€™s problems and offering potential solutions.
Since she assumed office on 29 May, she has ensured that all government department officials are on their toes.
The traffic police in the Puducherry town area now has 50 new constables from the Indian Reserve Battalion, and almost all police stations have received additional personnel.
Bedi has also announced that they were formulating a new traffic plan, and has even banned the use of sirens in VIP cars.
The traffic team has also cleared congestion on the main shopping street, Jawaharlal Nehru Street. They are also issuing fines to people who have parked in No Parking zones, something they did not have the manpower to accomplish efficiently. Fluorescent stickers on cars are stuck if parked in a No Parking zone, They will have to pay their fines at the traffic station.
The team has even started towing cars. Although there has been some resistance to the idea, overall, people are happy to see congestion-free roads.
She also came out with a new strategyâ€“â€˜6P conceptâ€™â€“ to protect women and children against crimes.
The concept of 6P would bring together six important contributors or pillars â€“ â€˜parents or principals, police, prosecution or courts, politicians, prisons and pressâ€™- as a collective hub to prevent crimes against the two vulnerable sections.