MHA announces to conduct ‘All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to test public perception of police

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 21 February 2019 announced to conduct a pan-India survey called ‘All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to gauge public perception of police. The survey will be conducted by the Bureau of Police Research and Development with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in a period of nine months.

The Ministry approved to conduct the survey with an aim to strengthen the model of good governance by acting as a link between the people and the government, considering that a globally accepted way to assess the impact of government initiatives is through public perception surveys.

Key Highlights:-

1. The survey will commence in mid-March 2019 and will cover a representative sample of 1.2 lakh households spread over 173 districts across the country, based on the National Sample Survey framework.
2. The survey aims to understand public perceptions and their attitudes about Police.
3. It will assess citizens’ perception and experience of women and children safety.
4. States/UTs have been requested to extend full cooperation to the conduct of the survey, and prepare their Police for undertaking such surveys on their own.
5. All States and Union Territories would be suitably represented in this survey.
6. It aims to know the level of the number of crimes or incidents in which matter is not reported to Police, and also about crime reporting and recording.

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