Rs. 287 crore for technical upgrade
New Delhi, Feb. 2 (Delhi Crown): An additional sum of Rs. 1,700 crore has been proposed for the Delhi Police, including Rs.287 crore for technical upgrade of its services, by the Centre in the Union Budget-2022.
The Delhi Police’s budget for 2021-22 was Rs. 8,654.26 crore and now it has been proposed to give it Rs. 10,355. 29 crore.
Of this amount, Rs. 9,808.39 crore will be used for establishment-related expenditure. Rs.287 crore for installation of CCTV, procurement of advanced equipment for law and order, modernisation, upgrading of communication systems, implementation of the intelligent traffic management system and buying of vehicles for policing.
Besides, Rs. 259 crore would be spent on construction of offices and residential buildings, operation and maintenance of new police headquarters under the public-private partnership mode. Police modernisation is an ongoing endeavour and the latest upgrade that has taken place is the launching of the e-FIR application system for registration of theft and burglary cases.
The online citizen service has already been upgraded, while a phonetic keyboard with Hindi voice typing has been introduced into the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network.