New Delhi, Nov 19: The Delhi Commissioner has granted ‘Out-of-Turn Promotion’ (OTP) to woman Head Constable, Seema Dhaka, of Samay Pur Badli (Outer North District) police station, who has traced as many as 76 missing children and 56 of them are below the age of 14 years.
She is the first police personnel of the Delhi Police, who has been given OTP for tracing missing children under the incentive scheme. The missing children have been traced not only from Delhi, but from other states as far as Punjab and West Bengal.
In order to motivate the police personnel to trace or recover the children, who have gone missing from their home, the Commissioner of Police has issued an incentive scheme on August 7, 2020 to the effect that “Any Constable/Head Constable who recovers 50 or more missing children below the age of 14 years (15 children out of them of the age group less than 08 years) within a period of 12 calendar months will be considered for the grant of out of turn promotion”.
Further, those who trace more than 15 children in the same period shall be given ‘Asadharan Karya Puraskar’.
This order has brought a sea change in tracing or recovery of missing children and more and more children have been traced since August 2020.
Incidentally, the print media have, this morning, come out with an article on missing children and measures taken by the Delhi Police in this regard.
They have unequivocally lauded that 1,440 children have been traced since August, while the number of missing children i.e. 1222 is far less than recovery – meaning thereby that those children who were missing prior to August 2020 have also been traced.
This is possible due to renewed emphasis on tracing missing children by announcing the incentive scheme. By recovering the children, the police has not only brought back joy in the aggrieved families, but also prevented a young impressionable mind to be misused or exploited for undesirable activities.
These 76 children were reported missing from various police stations of Delhi and Seema Dhaka had put sincere and painstaking efforts and traced them within a span of two and half months from Delhi and other states.