<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amulya Kumar Patnaik today formally took charge as commissioner of Delhi Police and said his focus will be to improve the perception about the force, digitising its functioning, ensuring women safety and “reach out to people from all sections of the society”. Patnaik (57), who superseded two officers to succeeded Alok Kumar Verma, who was appointed the CBI director, said the relationship with the Delhi government “has been fine all along”. He becomes the 21st commissioner of the force, which has a strength of close to 80,000 personnel. “We will work on ensuring that the perception of Delhi Police is better in the eyes of the public. I have grown with this force for more than 30 years. “Delhi Police is one of the best in the country. It is definitely the most hard-pressed in the country and is doing a wonderful job. But still somehow, somewhere, the perception about police, I think needs to be made a little better and we will work on it,” he stressed. Patnaik also said the focus will be on making women feel safer in the national capital. “Women safety will always remain an area of priority. Safety of children and senior citizens will remain an area of priority. We will do our best to further see how women in the city can feel safer,” he said while speaking to mediapersons. As the Commissioner, Patnaik inherits a range of pending cases, the Sunanda Pushkar’s death and disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed. Today, when he was quizzed about the two cases, he didn’t answer. Questioned on the “uneasy relationship” between Delhi Police and the Delhi government, he said, “it (the relationship) has been fine all along”. The 1985-batch AGMUT IPS officer superseded two seniors, Dharmendra Kumar and Deepak Mishra, both 1984-batch IPS officers of the AGMUT cadre. The commissioner said the force will try to “reach out to people from all sections of the society”. “Our public grievance redressal system is good and we are able to reach out to public and public can meet officers at any level. But we will still see where exactly we can improve further. The effort will be to reach out to the people of all sections of the society,” he said. Patnaik also said digitisation and tackling cyber crimes will also be among the key focus areas. “We will focus also on digitising the police functioning. Digitisation will be an area of priority. We can see how much we can work on it. “I won’t b able to spell it out at the moment but we have many schemes that have been digitised and we will see what other schemes can be digitised for the people,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Patnaik Delhi Police boss now; pledges women safety, improving