The Union home ministry on Friday announced Anini police station in Arunachal Pradesh as one of the best performing police stations in India.
The home ministry released a list of 10 such police stations from across India which are doing best in maintaining law and order.
According to home minister Amit Shah, a vast majority of the police stations short-listed from the thousands of police stations in the country are police stations located in small towns and rural areas.
“This is also true for those police stations which have been ranked among the top 10. This indicates that while availability of resources is important, more important is the dedication and sincerity of our police personnel to prevent & control crime and serve the nation,” an official from MHA said.
The objective was to rank the top 10 Police Stations out of 15,579 Police Stations in the country through data analysis, direct observation and public feedback.
The ranking process commenced with shortlisting of the best performing police stations, in each State on the basis of addressing Property offence, Crime against women and Crime against weaker sections.
The number of police stations selected initially from each State comprise of three from each state with more than 750 Police Stations, two from all other States and Delhi one from each Union Territory.
79 Police Stations were selected for next stage of the ranking process.
In the final stage 19 parameters were identified to evaluate the standards of service delivery and identify techniques of improvement in policing.
This part constitutes 80 percent of weightage in overall scoring.
The balance 20 percent was based on infrastructure of Police Station and approachability of personnel and Citizen Feedback.
5,461 respondents, covering approximately 60 people at each shortlisted location, were approached for feedback.