Delhi Police for North-East People
The Government of India is making major efforts to sensitize Delhi Police so as to make the force better equipped to deal with crimes against people from north-eastern states. A decision has been taken to recruit more personnel from the north-east in the Delhi Police force.
Joint Commissioner (Training) of Delhi Police Robin Hibu, currently the Nodal Officer for North- East community, Special Unit for NE Region and Special Unit for women and children in the Capital, and the first IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh has been overseeing the recruitment process.
The Delhi Police has made note of certain points relating to the north-east and will be launching initiatives accordingly.
- 610 people from the north-eastern states will be recruited into the Delhi Police force.
- Results of recruitment tests for candidates from Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh have been declared while the process is on to complete the results for candidates from Nagaland, Assam, Tripura, Sikkim, and Manipur.
- The population of north-east people in Delhi is higher than seven lakh, while there are hardly fifty of them in the Delhi Police.
- There is a special Helpline for north-east people under a DCP. In case any citizen of the north-east is not given due rights, Delhi Police may be contacted at 1093.
- WhatsApp mobile no. +919810083486 (Nodal Officer) ensures speedy help to any person in distress. The helpline is maintained by 44 personnel from the north-east comprising of around five to seven from each state. They have been trained to face any eventuality and can be communicated through the language spoken in the particular states if the complainant cannot speak Hindi.
- Delhi Police can also be reached through their website (www.dpfne) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dpfne/) that cater specially to the needs of north-east folks.
- Delhi Police has sent its officers to the north-east on a two-week exposure tour in order to make the force more people-friendly in terms of enforcement of the law.
- Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has been spearheading the efforts to improve the capability of Delhi Police in curbing racial prejudice against north-east communities in Delhi.
The recruitment of 610 boys and girls from the north-east to the Delhi Police force will enable Delhi Police in becoming an important bridge with the north-east community. It will also help the force boost up confidence among the north-east community for tackling the problems faced by them in Delhi.