Bhubaneswar: India Justice Report-2020 by Tata Trusts has placed Odisha Police at the third position.
As per the survey, the law enforcement agency of Odisha has been ranked third among 18 large and medium sized states.
Odisha Police was ranked 7th in the India Justice Report-2019.
“Odisha’s place in police ranking is the result of the state’s efforts to improve deficits in the policing capacity since 2017. It has made efforts to improve not only the caste diversity amongst officers but has also increased the presence of women personnel (9 per cent to 10 per cent) and the share of women officers (8 per cent to 11 per cent),” the report said.
“Over a five-year period (2015–2019), while the state shows a decrease in constable vacancies, it has registered an increase in vacancies at the officer level. Odisha also utilized only 10 percent of its Modernisation Fund, over 40 percentage points less than in 2017,” the report added.