Now Delhi Police is going to have its own social media cell. here’s why
In a bid to raise awareness and debunk fake news as soon as possible, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Monday inaugurated the force’s Social Media Cell (SMC) with a state-of-the-art in-house studio. technology. ‘Face-2-Face’ at its headquarters on Jai Singh Marg.
The Delhi Police Commissioner has emphasized the importance of communication in today’s well-connected society. Fighting fake news is just as important as spreading the real facts in the public domain, he said. Delhi Police set up the SMC to hold podcasts, live Twitter sessions, roundtables, press briefings and fight fake news, officials said.
“Social media is the best way to raise awareness and demystify any fake news in the shortest possible time. Educational and awareness videos produced by SMC can be shared by EOW, SPUWAC (RSpecial Police Unit for Women and Children) and d ‘other verticals of the Delhi Police,” Asthana said.
Suman Nalwa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (PRO), said that the SMC has been installed at the police headquarters for quick dissemination of information in case of requirements such as violence, fire, collapse of a building, a bomb threat or any other emerging situation.
This development follows several occasions where law and order related situations are maliciously escalated on social media with certain false narratives to disrupt peace and harmony, she said.
“Social Media Cell will counter such fake news. Additionally, city traffic can be regulated by regular updates with video notices, especially on mega-events such as Republic Day, “Independence, summits and conferences. The highly advanced studio will be used to make productions and in-house content to be used for training and welfare purposes, in addition to meeting the needs of the general public through regular connections”, she added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana launched the force’s revamped social wing website last week and also handed out financial aid from ₹3 lakh each to families of police officers who died due to Covid-19.
Police say the revamped Welfare Wing website offers welfare-related information and solutions, be it humanitarian jobs, Delhi Police Welfare Scheme, Fund Delhi Police Martyrs, Health and Welfare, Mess Booking Service, Police Educational Foundation (PFED) among other facilities.
In addition, all documents, including ID card, pension payment order, discharge certificate and senior citizen card of pensioners will now be provided on Digi-Locker, so that these documents remain secure. and close at hand with all of our former staff, police said. The police chief assured that pensioners and relatives of deceased personnel could also take advantage of the open day repair facilities.
“If a policeman is not relaxed on the family front, he cannot work in a focused manner, while a motivated policeman is more effective and efficient in carrying out his duties,” he said.
Asthana also commended the contribution of stakeholders who have come forward to provide monetary assistance to deceased Covid parents among police officers and education partners to offer economic courses to personnel departments preparing for competitions and pursuing studies superior.
(With agency contributions)