IGP Khanal inspects police units in valley

Kathmandu, August 17

Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal has revived the internal inspection of police units which had come to a standstill for the past six years.

As per the internationally accepted principal, a security agency like army and police should carry out internal inspection and supervision of its subordinate units to assist them in maintaining discipline, promptness in service delivery, office management, scientific records management and daily operational activities.

Bearing these things in mind, IGP Khanal started visiting various departments, divisions, sections and units of Nepal Police in and outside Kathmandu valley to take stock of their activities and give necessary directive to security personnel.

Senior Superintendent of Police Shailesh Thapa Kshetri, Nepal Police spokesperson, said IGP Khanal recently visited all offices at the NP headquarters, Disaster Management Division, metropolitan police circles in Balaju and Singha Durbar, School of Music in Maharajgunj, Armed Police Battalion, Nepal Police School, Area Police Office in Tandi, Ward Police Office in Narayanghat, Junior Police Officer College in Bharatpur and Nepal Police Hospital in Maharajgunj.

During the visit, IGP Khanal encouraged police personnel to discharge their duties and responsibilities with high morale. The top cop’s visit to various units and instruction to the concerned personnel have motivated them to work more professionally and honestly.

Since the performance of any police employee is the basis of his/her career development, the inspection and supervision by the IGP is expected to bring about positive outcomes by making all police units more responsible and accountable,” SSP Kshetri informed.

The move of IGP Khanal has also taught police personnel that they should never compromise on law enforcement and improve their conduct with service-seekers. During the visit to police units, the security chief has not only given direction to the police personnel as the commander, but has also inspected available resources, arms and ammunition, and logistics in addition to allowing them to voice their grievances without fear.

“The visit and inspection will also help the security body identify the needs and challenges ahead and act accordingly. We are confident that information and feedback collected by the IGP will serve as a catalyst for formulating and implementing future plans and strategies, and solving the problems in a practical way,” SSP Kshetri said.

According to him, proper office management and liveliness of police employees are equally important in enforcing laws, preventing crimes and carrying out result-oriented investigation, establishing rule of law and upholding human rights. “Inspection of the IGP is the beginning of attaining these objectives,” SSP Kshetri informed.

DSP Chiranjivi Koirala, in-charge of Balaju-based Metropolitan Police Circle where IGP Khanal visited last week, said, “The direct inspection and direction of the police chief has enhanced excitement of personnel. It is necessary to give continuity to this campaign even in the days to come,” he informed.