Biometric scanner for police

Authorities will extend the biometric attendance system to all police stations in the city.

By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 16.10.17
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Bhubaneswar: Authorities will extend the biometric attendance system to all police stations in the city.

Deputy commissioner of police Satyabrata Bhoi said the system, already installed at six police stations, yielded good results and now it was decided to extend the facility to other stations. "The personnel assigned with beat patrolling were found to be punctual. The system will ensure that personnel at the police stations concerned will perform their duties on time," said Bhoi.

Each police station is divided into beats for better policing. There are 22 police stations in the city.

Earlier, the police personnel's attendance used to be maintained through a register and the cops used to sign their names only after reaching. However, there was no provision to sign at the end of their daily duty.

The police have also proposed the formation of a second territorial zone and to be looked after by a second deputy commissioner for the city.

"The number of cases have been increasing every year. It has become difficult for one territorial deputy commissioner to manage the affairs," said a senior police officer. Statistics suggest that the number of cases registered in the city went from 5,261 in 2012 to 6,966 in 2016.