Rajasthan’s Kalu Best Police Station In India, Says Home Ministry Survey Under ‘SMART’ Policing ConceptRajasthan Police (Representative Image) (@IgpKota/Twitter)

The Kalu police station in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district came first in the country in a survey based on the ‘SMART’ policing concept announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports The Hindu.

The Kalu station was ranked country’s best police station based on its performance in crime prevention, investigation and disposal of cases, crime detection, community policing and maintenance of law and order.

Kalu station also has recreational facilities for police personnel and a helpdesk for women besides being equipped with wi-fi servers.

According to The Hindu report, While addressing the forty ninth annual conference of Directors-General and Inspectors-General of Police in Guwahati in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for making the police force 'SMART' - strict and sensitive, modern and mobile, alert and accountable, reliable and responsive, techno-savvy and trained.

The survey was carried out for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by the Quality Council of India (QCI), which assessed 87 shortlisted police stations across the country on a number of parameters like performance in controlling crime, the infrastructure, mess and optimal use of technology and citizen feedback among others.

Approachability and discipline of the police personnel, storage of manual records in the police station as well as the station head officer’s (SHO’s) declaration of the budgetary process were among other vital aspects included under the survey.

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