NEW DELHI, Dec 3: The bigger the cities, more complex and taxing are the functioning of the police stations. No wonder that the 10 best police stations in the country listed by the union home ministry for the current year are mostly from the smaller towns or rural areas.
It was also noted by the union home minister Amit Shah who while releasing the list on Thursday pointed out that a “vast majority” of police stations shortlisted for the list were from small towns and rural areas. This was also true for the 10 police stations finally listed as the best in the country,” he said.
The government also noted that the list was in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions while addressing the 2015 Directors General of Police (DGP) Conference in Kutch, Gujarat.
A release by the home ministry said 2020’s survey for the best police station was done by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under “challenging circumstances” due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
The top 10 police stations were selected from a total of 16,671 police stations on certain parameters, the release said. From these, 75 police stations were selected for the next stage, out of which 10 were selected as the country’s best police stations.
A total of 4,065 respondents participated in the survey, the government said, while also acknowledging that all states and Union territories co-operated with it even during the pandemic period.
Following is the list of India’s top 10 police stations for the year 2020:
- Nongpok Sekmai (Thoubal, Manipur)
- AWPS-Suramangalam (Salem, Tamil Nadu)
- Kharsang (Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh)
- Jhilmili (Surajpur, Chhattisgarh)
- Sanguem (South Goa, Goa)
- Kalighat (North and Middle Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
- Pakyong (East district, Sikkim)
- Kanth (Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh)
- Khanvel (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)
- Jammikunta Town (Karimnagar, Telangana)