FB, Twitter to act as online grievance boxes for Odisha police

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 4:

People in Odisha might get relieved from the hassles of registering complaints at police stations as they can now register grievances through social media platforms.

In the backdrop of flooding complaints concerning grievances and law and other issues posted on official Facebook and Twitter accounts of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, state DGP KB Singh today directed all Range IGs, DIGs and Superintendents of Police to open Facebook and Twitter accounts to address the issues.

He also directed the officials to initiate prompt action on complaints posted on social media platforms.

The accounts will be opened in the name of respective ranges and districts and will be set up using Closed User Group (CUG) number and official e-mail ID issued to the District Intelligence Bureaus (DIBs).

Tagline of Twitter accounts and profile name of Facebook accounts will be written on symbolic language with logo of Odisha police used as profile picture, official sources said.

All the Twitter handles and Facebook accounts will be linked with the Twitter and Facebook account of Chief Minister and Odisha Police Headquarters which will be addressed swiftly with retweet to be redirected to the respective circles, sources added.

“The district Superintendents of Police have been directed to follow the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Chief Minister, State Police Headquarters and retweet it for further action” said KB Singh.

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