Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the launch of ArunPol app and e-Vigilance portal by the State’s Home, Police and Vigilance departments is “a major jump towards e-Governance in the State”.
“We are one of the best-performing states in the country when it comes to e-Governance. The launch today has added another feather to our cap,” he said while launching the novel initiatives in a simple ceremony here on Wednesday in the presence of Deputy CM Chowna Mein, Home Minister Bamang Felix and top officials of State Police, Home and Vigilance departments.
Khandu believed that the ArunPol mobile app will be of immense help to minimize the trouble taken by citizens to reach police stations to avail services.
The app is designed to provide online services like lodging of missing reports, police clearance certificates, servant/tenant verification, complaints of women and children, complaints against police, rules and laws, vital contact numbers, helpline numbers, vehicle towing details, etc.
The e-Vigilance portal, to begin with, will issue e-Vigilance Clearance Certificates to government employees, especially those required for promotions, etc. Khandu observed that the issue of vigilance clearance certificate online would be a boon to government employees.
“Identifying that submission of vigilance clearance certificate for various cases like promotion is mandatory for government employees and getting it was a long and cumbersome process, we decided to make the process simpler and accessible,” he revealed.
Taking note that so far only 30 government departments are onboard the portal, he suggested the Chief Secretary to bring in all remaining departments on the portal.
Khandu also launched the ArunPol Sewa Vehicle, dedicated for community awareness on the prevention of crime, fire safety, women-centric policing, and anti-drug campaigns besides acting as an interface of different arms of police like civil police, STF and armed battalions.
The vehicle is fabricated with high quality equipment like smart TV panel, generator set, rain protected audio system with cordless PA system and will be manned by police personnel trained to create a positive impact and increase the confidence of people in the state police force.
Reassuring the state government’s commitment to strengthen the state police force, Khandu informed that his office is in touch with the Union Home Ministry to work on it.
He informed that one of the steps taken in this direction is the recent approval by the state Cabinet for the creation of Itanagar Range Police, to be headed by a DIG level officer with three SPs – SP Itanagar, SP Naharlagun and SP Traffic.
“We have already approved the creation of 310 posts for the Itanagar Range. In the long run, we have also approved creation of about 700 more posts,” he added.