3. Weekly and Fortnightly Reports on Supervision of Investigation

It was noticed that even as the supervisory mechanism for SR Cases was in place, there was no institutionalized mechanism for the systematic supervision of all non-SR cases by senior officers. At times simple lapses on the part of the IO drew adverse comments from Hon’ble courts. Such mistakes can be detected to a large extent and proper course correction adopted, if there is a mechanism to periodically review the progress of investigation of all non-SR cases also.
This initiative was started as an attempt to address the above issues by effectively utilizing I.O.B.s as a tool of supervision. It includes weekly review of progress of investigation of pending cases by Circle Inspectors/Inspectors-in-Charge of Police Stations, mandatory and regular of issue of I.O.B.s and their follow up. SDPO/Zonal DySsP then review the status of compliance of I.O.B.s by the I.O.s and follow up action taken by CIs/ICs once in a fortnight and submit Fortnightly Reports. Delinquent IOs are also called in the Orderly Room-Part I of the Superintendent of Police for corrective action on the lapses committed during investigation.
Impact Assessment
i) Considerable improvement in timely submission of case diaries by IOs to CIs/ICs
ii) Significant improvement in issuance and follow-up of IOBs by CIs/ICs
iii) 56 IOs dealt in OR-Part I of Superintendent of Police himself for lapses in investigation during the period of Marc’11 to August’11.
iv) Overall monitoring and supervision of cases has improved to a great extent.
v) Improvement in timely completion of investigation