Initially, a Delhi police officer – Seema Dhaka – was promoted prematurely to find 76 children missing in almost three months under a new incentive scheme.
Ms. Dhaka, posted as Chief of Police at the Samaypur Badli Police Station in northwest Delhi “is the first Delhi Police personnel to be given OTP (out-of-turn promotion) to track down missing children under the incentive scheme “Delhi police said in a statement.
It tracked up to 76 missing children and 56 of them are under 14 years old. “These missing children have been traced not only from Delhi but from other states as far as the Punjab and West Bengal,” the official statement added, underlining Seema Dhaka’s “sincere and meticulous efforts.”
Among those who praised him for his achievement was Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava. “Women HC Seema Dhaka, PS Samaypur Badli, deserve congratulations for being the first police person who was promoted out of turn for the recovery of 56 children in 3 months under the incentive scheme. Hate for the fighting spirit and the joy brought to the family. @LtGovDelhi (sic), “he wrote on Twitter.
Women HC Seema Dhaka, PS Samaypur Badli, deserves congratulations for being the first police person to be promoted out of turn for healing 56 children in 3 months under the incentive scheme. Hats for the fighting spirit and joy brought to the family. @LtGovDelhi@HMOIndia@PMOIndia
CP Delhi #DilKiPolice (@CPDelhi) November 18, 2020
Many others posted congratulatory messages. “She is Seema Dhaka. A police officer in the Delhi police. She just became the first Delhi police officer to come out of the next promotion to track down 76 missing children. Most of her cases involved children who had been separated from their families. “and disappeared years ago. Ms. Folded HandSolded hands,” wrote IFS officer Parveen Kaswan on Twitter.
Actor Richa Chadha also shared a tweet, praising the policeman’s achievement.
???????? thank you Seema Dhaka ???? https://t.co/BdgBFBFm5C
TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 18, 2020
WHC Seema Dhaka is currently posted in the Northern Outer District. She was given an Extraordinary Promotion by CP Delhi for the recovery of 76 missing children in the last 3 months @CPDelhi@LtGovDelhi@PMOIndia@HMOIndia#VeshjeAMask#Social distance#Wash your handspic.twitter.com/NvX54FA0a6
#DilKiPolice Delhi Police (elDelhiPolice) November 18, 2020
According to the official statement, the new incentive scheme came into force on 5 August. “To motivate police personnel to track down or retrieve children who have disappeared from their homes, the Police Commissioner issued an incentive scheme on 5 August 2020 for the effect that … any military / police chief who recovers 50 or more missing children under the age of 14 (15 children under the age of less than 08) within a period of 12 calendar months will be considered for out-of-pocket promotion. “
“The order has brought about a change at sea in the tracking or recovery of missing children and more and more children have been tracked since August ‘2020,” the statement read, noting that “by rescuing children, police not only have brought joy to affected families, but also prevented a new sensitive mind from being misused or exploited for unwanted activities