Mumbai:IMC acknowledged the outstanding services rendered by the Mumbai Police personnel and as a mark of its sincere appreciation and gratitude, established the “IMC Awards for Outstanding Public Service” this year.
Speaking at the first IMC Awards Ceremony to recognize the police personnel for their outstanding public service, Mr. Padsalgikar said that the current trend of crimes are related to cybercrimes and to effectively tackle it, the Mumbai police have developed internally a world class communication and monitoring system. He said among other initiatives such as installation CCTVs which help in monitoring crimes, traffic, managing situations during floods and other natural disasters, police’s own intranet system is turning to be extremely effective. He said that almost all police stations in the city have been connected in latest communication and this is making the police stations virtually paperless. He emphasized that the effort of force is to upgrade the knowledge and skill levels of its personnel in tackling crimes and in making policing technologically oriented. He also informed that the Mumbai’s polices Twitter handler has a following of nearly million, which by all standards is world’s largest. The awards instituted by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 10 categories, felicitated 12 policemen of the ranks of constables, Asst Police Inspectors, Inspectors and a DCP.
Earlier, welcoming the police personnel, Dr LalitKanodia, President, IMC, said it was a proud moment at IMC to recognize the personnel who display exceptional courage for making the city and lives of its citizens safe and secure. He said that these awards will be made an annual feature and would be an exercise to bring the police and citizens closer.
Set up in 1907, IMC is an apex Chamber of trade & commerce with headquarter in Mumbai. It has about 2700 direct members, comprising a cross section of the business community, including public and private limited companies and over 215 trade and industry associations through which the Chamber reaches out to over 2,50,000 business establishments in the country. IMC is the first Chamber in India to get ISO 9002-2000 certification which has since been upgraded to ISO 9001: 2008. IMC is the only business Chamber in India where, the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was associated as an honorary member.
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