BPR&D Organizes Workshop on Police Verification Service Standards

Indian Army

New Delhi. A Workshop on Police Verification Service Standards was organised by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in New Delhi.

The workshop provided an opportunity to share the best practices and standards being followed by the States/UTs, which will eventually contribute to developing national standards for police verification services. Its objective was to leverage technology to ensure transparency, speedy disposal and eliminating the possibilities of corruption in police verification services.

Police Verification services include verification for the purposes of issue of passport, employment, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for visas for certain countries and so on. Transparent and sturdy mechanism, especially through online system of application and payment will go a long way in delivery of police services.

The workshop was held under the chairmanship of VSK Kaumudi, Director General, BPR&D. It was attended by 35 delegates from 14 States and 3 UTs who were officers of the ranks of SI to ADG. The Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), New Delhi, was also represented. The Indian Police Foundation and Institute, New Delhi, are partners in this project.

Delegates from the states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh made presentations on the mechanism developed regarding police verification services in their respective States/UTs. The presentations were followed by open discussion and deliberations.