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Home minister: GD can be filed online

  • Published at 10:06 pm September 12th, 2019
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected

The decision was made at a review meeting on 'Digital Case Diary' held at the Secretariat on Thursday

People will now be able to lodge a general diary (GD) online with any police station of the country, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said.

A single-member committee has been formed to look into how the system works, he said, adding that the online GD system will be launched in Dhaka and Mymensingh first and later it will be introduced to other cities as well.

The decision was made at a review meeting on 'Digital Case Diary' held at the Secretariat on Thursday, said the minister at a news briefing after the meeting.

He said: “People will be able file lost and found related GDs at first. Experimentally, it is being started in the Dhaka and Mymensingh districts. The whole system will be covered online gradually."

People will be able to file GDs from their homes, he added.

The minister said that they have planned to launch the 'Sojon' program (the prisoners can talk to relatives over the telephone or mobile phone) at every jail of the country. 

The 'Sojon' program was launched at the Tangail District Jail as a pilot project, he said.

It was found that after the introducing the program, relatives of prisoners inclined to visit them reduced by 80%, he added.

The home minister said that plans have been taken for the project of "Safe City". Initially, Dhaka City, and other cities including Chittagong will be covered under this project."

“There are about six thousand kilometres of roads in Dhaka city. Under this project, 14 to 16 thousand advanced cameras will be installed in Dhaka city. The traffic will also be controlled by this. Implementation of this will reduce crime in the city,” he added.

Asaduzzaman Khan said that the ‘999’ service has been extremely popular. So far, 1.42 crore people have made calls to the service. 

To make it more popular, a six-member committee, headed by additional secretary of the home ministry, has been formed, he added.

"At present, 142 people are working with the ‘999’ service. There are plans to increase the manpower to 500," he added.