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Centre to establish SMART Police Stations in Every State

New Delhi, Dec 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday stated that every state in the country will establish one SMART police station, asking the respective governments to submit their proposals with specific location and components by January 31, 2015.

A concept of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SMART police stations (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with mobility; A- Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T- Trained and Techno-savvy) will seek to be also the primary point of interaction between citizens and the police.

As per the directives by Rajnath Singh, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to allocate specific funds for setting up of SMART police stations in each state shortly and will work towards the founding of more SMART police stations during the next financial year.

Among the suggested features of a SMART police station are basic amenities for visitors, including a waiting area, toilets and drinking water; rest room for constables, including separate room for women constables; natural lighting and ventilation, CCTV, record room, communication room for wireless, computers, and so on; and automated kiosks for filing of complaints by the public.

-ANI

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