Chennai: Continuing his campaign to reform the police department, city police commissioner A. K. Vishwanathan on Wednesday launched online police verification services.
After bringing the city under CCTV coverage, he is now initiating several online services for the benefit of citizens.
The city police commissioner along with the ADGP of the state crime records bureau Seema Agarwal, on Wednesday, launched police verification services, an online portal through which citizens/private companies can apply for following verification services on the Tamil Nadu police website (www.eservices.tnpolice.gov.in).
Addressing the gathering, A. K. Vishwanathan said, "The aim of the police verification services is to verify the identity of a person, his/her current address and to check if he/she is involved in any criminal case as per records available with Tamil Nadu police. This service is applicable only for verifying persons residing in Tamil Nadu state." Making these facilities online is easier for citizens as many of them do not want to visit police stations, he added.
This will help house owners and employers get a verified police certificate to ensure whether a candidate is free of any criminal background. ADGP, Seema Agarwal said, the launching of such online services has brought the citizens and police closer. More than three lakh people have used the LDR facility and 5.5 lakh people have accessed the FIR copy online.
Even as we put the police verification services online for testing purposes, around 100 people have applied for it, she said.The citizens can apply for self-verification, job verification, tenant verification, domestic help verification and the government has fixed charges of Rs 500 per application for individuals and Rs 1,000 per application for private companies/institutions. Earlier, the applications for certificates had to include a demand draft (DD) of Rs 1,000....