Odisha launches citizen portal, people can file FIR from home

Bhhubneshwar: The citizens of Odisha can now lodge their complaints with police directly through the citizen portal, a facility launched by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.

“There is no need to visit any police station or higher police officers. The citizens can can log on directly to the citizen portal and submit on-line complaints to the police stations through internet,” Patnaik said while thanking the state police for its people-friendly initiative.

The services which can be afield through the citizen portal are issuance of character certificates, permission for taking out processions and rallies, issuance of FIR copies, permission for holding events and performances, permission for holding protests and strikes.

Tenants verification, employees verification, registration of missing permissions and registration of lost property can also be done through the portal.

The people can also track the status of their complaints registered by them on the citizen portal, Patnaik said adding that this would provide a better platform for tracking criminals and larger crimes.

“The quick delivery system will also benefit the society at large and enhance the image of police,” Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik said. He said the new initiative would be helpful to people, particularly those living in remote areas.

The users can access www.citizenportal-op.gov. in and get themselves registered to avail the services.


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