On May 11, 2020, the Madhya Pradesh Government has launched “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”.
The scheme has been launched in 23 police stations as a pilot project. This includes both rural and urban areas.
Features of the scheme
Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. The scheme has deployed the head constables to register the complaints from the people. The scheme will also enable on spot FIR registrations. When the complaints are serious, they will be forwarded to senior officers. Along with the scheme, the Home Minister of the State also launched a helpline, “Dial 112”. This will provide in instant ambulance services, fire fighting services and also will enable to contact the police within a short period of time.
Other important Facts
Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to launch such an innovative scheme on police subject. It is to be noted that Police is State subject. The scheme was launched by the Home Minister of Maharashtra Sr Narottam Mishra.
FIR is First Information Report. The concept of FIR is followed in South East and South Asian countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, etc.
Legality of FIR
The Constitution of India does not provide any rights over FIR. FIR and its legality is defined by the Section 154 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.