Starting from Friday, landlords and owners would no more be required to visit Saanjh Kendras for verification of their servants and tenants as the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police has developed a Mobile Application for entire Punjab, which will allow the owners to register for the verification and pay fees using mobile phones, said Director General of Police Punjab Dinkar Gupta here.The DGP, who was in Ludhiana on Friday to inaugurate a series of police development projects, also launched a Mobile platform for quick and timely verification of servants, tenants and employees by owners as part of aggressive steps to control crime in the state.With this dedicated application, people won’t need to visit Sanjh Kendera or police station for this purpose and they can do it at the comfort of their homes using their mobile phones, the DGP said urging people to get the police verification of the domestic helps done to ensure that some deterrence is there for the servants. He said in case the servant commits some crime and absconds, the details submitted during verification can help the police to trace the accused.Giving further details, Commissioner of Police Ludhiana Rakesh Agrawal said the app has been specially developed keeping in view the recent theft cases by the servants.The app also has an additional and special feature for the verification of servants from Nepal, he added.
The CP said that this App would require owners to submit details of both employer and the servant including Applicant details along with Photo and ID proofs, Domestic help details along with Photo, ID proof, residence proof and other details whether he resides on or off premises besides information about Family members of domestic help and information of at least two referrals of the domestic help.He said that after filling details, the applicant will get an OTP for authentication and then the latter will be redirected to the payment page. He disclosed that a very nominal fee of Rs 200 will be charged from the public for this service of police verification of the servants. Similarly, employers can also use this application for the verification of their employees, he added. The App can be downloaded from Google Play Store by searching PPSAANJH.On the occasion, DGP Dinkar Gupta also held a crime review meeting with the police officials of Ludhiana Commissionerate. Ludhiana police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal apprised him about the crime pattern in the city area. He told him about various measures undertaken by police to control crime.Citing that ahead of the State Assembly Elections, the next six months are very challenging for the police, the DGP asked all the officers to be vigilant in wake of plans of inimical forces to disturb peace and communal harmony in the border state of Punjab.He directed them to deploy round-the-clock Police Nakas and intensify checking of persons and vehicles.The DGP also asked the officers to go to the field and do human intelligence by developing sources, mapping police stations and keeping a tab on history sheeters, criminals out of Jail and other suspected persons.Meanwhile, to dispose off the vehicles lying in Police Station compounds for years, DGP Dinkar Gupta also launched the Rule Book, which will guide in disposing off of the case property for disposal of such vehicles by following the respective CrPC and Punjab Police Act. The rule book has been compiled by PPS officer Gurdev Singh, the DGP said.