Awards to Kerala Police
Police Mobile App i-safe gets Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015
Kerala police has won the award for the best use of mobile technology at the Elets
Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015 held in Goa. The award winning mobile application
“i-safe” is initiated by Thiruvananthapuram city police created with the help of
IT firm UST Global and will soon be made available in other places. i-safe helps
citizens can maintain direct contact with police during emergencies. Through a
push button on the App, users get real-time police assistance while in danger or
in a situation that requires immediate help. Once police receive an alert, along
with information on the user's location, the subscriber ID, and the mobile IMEI
number, they dispatch help via the nearest police control room (PCR) vehicle.
Chief Minister’s Award-2011 for Innovation in Public Policy (Category Public Service Delivery)
Kerala Police Team headed by Sri. P. Chandrasekharan. IPS, ADGP (Administration) and Chief
Police Co-ordinator for Sabarimala received Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation in
Public Policy under Public Service Delivery category for Sabarimala Virtual Queue and
Web portal System.
The Government of Kerala, in significant decision, instituted the Chief Minister’s Award for
Innovation in four categories from 2011 onwards.
The four categories are
The Institute of Management in Government (IMG), the Apex Training Institute (ATI) of the State has been entrusted by the Government to initiate and finalise steps for making these awards. The objective of these awards are to encourage the incubation and development of innovation that could facilitate fast, effective and cheap public service, improve management of personnel and simplify government procedure.
Awards were finalized by an Eminent Jury headed by Sri. V. Ramachandran IAS (Rtd.) from 32 shortlisted nominations received from Government Departments, PSUs, LSGs & NGOs. Four awards were finalized for the year 2011 under three categories. While evaluating awards the jury evaluated various facets including service delivery orientation, scalability, replicability and smooth integration into the present system, reduction in customer time, customer friendliness and financial gains, among others.
The awards were presented by Sri. Oommen Chandy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala to Team Leaders of Revenue Department, Police Department , Department of Commercial Taxes and Education Department, Ernakulam District. Sri.P.Chandrasekharan. IPS, ADGP (Administration) and Chief Police Co-ordinator for Sabarimala received awards under Public Service Delivery category. Sabarimala Virtual Queue System and Web portal implemented in the year 2011 enabled the Police Department to win this award. The award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs.4, 00,000/-. The team members who contributed for the success of the initiative were awarded certificates. Key Persons involved in the project of Kerala Police are
Sri. P. Chandrasekharan IPS, Addl. Director General of Police, Administration
Sri. Anilkant IPS, Addl Director General of Police, KPHCC
Sri. Mathew Simon, System Analyst/Program Manager, Police Computer Center
Sri. Rounakh Alikhan, Assistant Commandant, Police Computer Center, SCRB
Sri. Mukesh MR, Civil Police Officer, Police Computer Center, SCRB
Sri. Dili S, Civil Police Officer, Police Computer Center, SCRB
Sri. Pramoth, Civil Police Officer, Police Computer Center, SCRB
Award distribution ceremony was held at Padmam auditorium of IMG. Dr.Nivedita P Haran IAS, Additional Chief Secretary & Director of IMG delivered the welcome speech. Presidential Address was done by Sri. K. Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly. Felicitation speeches were delivered by Sri. P. Rajeev Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Sri. D. Chakrapani IAS (Rtd) Director of Centre for Innovations in Public System at Hyderabad. Vote of Thanks by Dr.R Ram Mohan, Associate Professor IMG. Sri. K.S.Balasubramanian IPS, State Police Chief, Kerala, Sri. Vinson M Paul IPS Addl. Director General of Police, Crimes, Dr.Shaik Darvesh Saheb IPS, IGP Thiruvananthapuram Range and Sri. Manoj Abraham IPS, IGP Headquarters were attended the ceremony at IMG
Best Police Station in the Country Award to Palakkad Town South Police Station – 2008
For excellent professional achievements Palakkad Town Police Station won the award for the
efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of public services. Based on Altus Global Alliance
of Netherlands evaluation, Palakkad Town South Police Station was selected as the best in
the State of Kerala and in India as a whole and as runner up for the best police station
in South Asia Region. The station had a score of 85 when the average score in Kerala was 65.
The national average score was 75. Innovative community policing and excellent professional
achievements have helped Palakkad Town South Police Station get the award for the best
police station in the country and come in as the second best in the south Asia region.
116 police stations across the country, including 11 from Kerala, were in the fray for
this prestigious award.
Altus Global Alliance of Netherland is a global organization with a multi-cultural perspective
working for improving public safety and justice in society. It places special emphasis
on accountability, transparency and quality of policing. It used the impressions of the
common man or individual user or client of the police station to assess these parameters