Pune: In a first of its kind, a single window online platform has been provided by the city police to city-based Ganesh mandals for granting them permission to set up Ganesh pandals in their area.
Members of the Ganesh mandals will have to login on Pune police website and fill up their details which will help them to connect with traffic department, police and respective civic body.
While addressing a press conference Deputy Commissioner of Police Sudhir Hiremath said there are over 4,579 Ganesh mandals in the city.
“This year we are providing online platform as well as offline platform to Ganesh mandals to take permissions to set up Ganesh pandals. The online platform will help us save manpower,” added Hiremath.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Baviskar said that once the application is submitted by the Ganesh mandal, it will go to the Traffic
Department. Officials of the Traffic Department will check for the details of pandals and give clearance. Following this, the application will move to respective corporation or cantonment body for their approval. Once approved from the corporation or cantonment body, the application will reach the respective police station and finally clearance will be granted to the mandal on their email.
Avinash Marathe of Vrolla Technologies, who has designed the online platform, said that at each stage of clearance, a message will be sent to the mandal member on the mobile phone number mentioned in the application.”If the application is stuck with some authority, a message will be sent to the mandal member. All police stations, traffic police offices, various departments of corporation are connected to the application,” added Marathe.
Police officials said that Ganpati mandals are informed about the online platform.
Steps to log in for mandals
1 Go to http://punepolice.co.in/
2 Look for Ganesh mandal application link
3 Submit your mobile number for one-time password which helps in authentication.
4 Submit details of pandal, Ganesh mandal, idol size and other details in the link.
5 Get approval on email.
The online application will be accessible to Ganesh mandals from August 1.