Gurgaon police is becoming more social media. Gurgaon Police commissioner Alok Mittal soon after his appointment, has set to to bring in a technological revolution in Gurgaon Police. The first step that he has taken in this direction is to make use of social media websites like Facebook to bring Gurgaon police closer to the public.
Gurgaon Police consists of districts of East, West and South of Gurgaon, and in monitoring these areas Facebook
is helping them to do their jobs in a more focussed way - as people have posted their concerns and problems on Gurgaon
Police's Facebook page from every corner of the city.
There's Dev Raghav who has posted a picture where some people in Badshahpur of Gurgaon are drinking in public place outside the alcohol shop. "Why dont gurgaon police install a cctv camera in all local police stations, and keep eyes on the police fellows who are writing the complaints because they are taking bribe to file a fir" Yogi Singh posted on Gurgaon Police's Facebook page.
Like this there are many such complaints that have been posted. "One showroom owner was attcked by 17 people in day light.no arrest.no fir. Whatever the matter may be where is police. He was beaten with sticks. Teeths broken.and bitten by mans like dog. Shame shame," Sanjay Nasa, a citizen, posted.
Though there are no replies made to any of these posts by the Gurgaon Police on the Facebook page but Commissioner Mittal confirmed that they are taking quick action on the posted grievances. "People are able to tell their things directly and many have already started putting their grievances like related to traffic or safety related in their areas and we have also started taking action on them," said Mittal.
As per Mittal the objective of this page is to have a direct interface between the police and the public. "We welcome any views, comments and suggestions to help us serve you better. Gurgaon Police is serving the people of East, West and South with dedication. Gurgaon Police with the co-operation of people has successfully faced several challenges in the past. Our objective is to provide a fair, impartial, efficient, transparent, effective and accountable police administration," says Gurgaon Police's Facebook homepage.
Though the new police chief of Gurgaon is trying to take these positives, there is also concern whether it is a short-term measure - especially as it has been seen in past that anybody who is trying to bring some change in political or administrative system quickly gets transferred from their post without completing their tenure or agenda.
"Why does corruption win in the end. First it happened with Bharti Arora and now an honest hard working ASI Surender Singh of EOW- who was doing a wonderful job in putting pressure on fraud and corrupt people who swindle army officers has been posted out. Please Mr Mithal and Mr Maheswari- look into his transfer. He is a cop who made citizens like me appreciate Gurgaon police. I have telling people that Gurgaon Police is so honest and efficient that a lady can go to the Police Chowki alone and they will listen to her, help her out. But higher officials bow to political pressure.Sad Very Sad." Manju Shergill posted on the page.