Lucknow: At a time when all the government departments are going hi-tech, the plan of computerization of police stations in Uttar Pradesh seems to be a distant dream. Despite several efforts, the police department is still not completely computerized.

Notably, it has been more than six years that the plan of making the police station fully computerized was mooted over, but the survey conducted in different districts by Dainik Jagran has revealed that either computers have still not been installed in police stations, or they are not in functional state due to lack of operators.

In some cases even where operators are present, computers are biting dust.

In Kanpur, where there are 44 police stations which includes one female police station and 13 police stations in the rural areas, computers have been installed only in two police stations (Kalyanpur and Panki) though they are still not functional.
41 computer systems have been sanctioned for ten police stations and four Kotwalis in Farrukhabad, which are still to reach the stations.

Likewise in 29 police stations in Bareilly and 25 in Badaun, computers have neither been installed nor have the officials received any technical training. Same is the condition of Shahjahanpur and Pilibhit.

Two years back, all the police stations in Unnao got computers but they remain nonfunctional till date. The 26 police stations in Gorakhpur and 17 in Basti are still waiting for the systems.

Systems are yet to be installed in all the 7 Kotwali and 21 police stations in Muzaffarnagar.

However, the officials of the state capital Lucknow maintain that all the police stations, CO and ASP offices are using computers, but agreed that due to electricity problem and technical inefficiency among the officials, the nine police stations in the remote areas of the district are still to avail the facility.

(JPN/ Bureau)