MPRO : AT GLANCE
Mizoram Police Radio Organization (MPRO) came into existence in 1972 when Mizoram became an U.T from the Lushai Hills District of the then Assam State. Initially there were seven PR stations functioning at that time and they were :- 1). Aizawl. 2). Lunglei. 3). Saiha. 4). Tlabung 5). Kolasib. 6). Serchhip. 7). Champhai.
The administration of the organization was looked after by S.P (Hqrs) from PHQ, Mizoram and the permanent S.P (Wrls.) was posted w.e.f 19.4.75 till today. From the initial staff strength of around 100 personnel, the organization has increased its activities throughout the state and now the total of staff strength is 747 and has about 85 PR Stations.
FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
The main duty of the Organisation is to establish and provide wireless communication for the Police in the prevention of crimes and detection of criminals and for maintenance of law and order in the state. Besides this, the Organisation has also been rendering help to other govt. departments by way of transmitting and receiving their messages of all natures over wireless grids due to lack of other communication facilities in the state. MPRO also extends help to public and other NGOs for providing wireless communications on their request as and when situation prevails.
The organization is headed by one S.P (Wrls) who is assisted by 2(Two) Additional Supdt. Of Police (Commn). and 4 Dy.SP (Commn) and the subordinate staff are divided into four categories having different jobs as follows :-
(a) Operator Trade:-
Their main job is to receive and transmit messages through Police Wireless Network.
(b) Cipher Trade:-
Their main job is to encode and decode classified messages received by the Police Wireless stations.
(c) Radio Mechanic Trade :-
Their main job is to maintain and repairing Wireless equipments held by the Organization.
(d) Fitter/ Electrician Trade:-
Their main job is to look after and maintaining of all the power sources used for Radio equipment to maintain to flow less communications.
Apart from the above Trades, Constable (General duty) and Followers are held responsible for delivering messages received by the Message Control Center ( MCC) as well as Police Wireless stations throughout the State.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND STAFF
1) Superintendent of Police (Wireless) - He is the Head of Unit and looks after all the administrative works of the Organization.
2) Additional Superintendent of Police (Communication) - They assist SP(W) in his job and take the charge of SP(W) during his absence on tour or leave period.
3) Deputy Superintendent of Police (Communication) - They assist SP(W) and Addl. SP(C) in the administration and they are directly supervising the works and functioning of different branches and districts allotted to them by SP (W) from time to time.
4) Inspectors - Inspectors are detailed to supervise the different branches and districts under the Organization.
5) Sub-Inspectors - They are mainly posted to various branches and districts to assist the Inspectors in their supervisory works. Some of them are also posted to some important PR Stations such as Sub-Division as an Officer-in-charge.
6) Assistant Sub-Inspectors - They are mostly posted at PR Stations and given the charge of Officer-in-charge of the stations.
7) Head Constables - They are posted in all the PR Stations within the State and do the actual job of maintaining smooth Wireless Communication.
8) Constable/Follower - They are mainly utilized for delivering Wireless messages received at Stations. Their services are also utilized for Orderlies, as well as Peon. They are also posted in all District Hqrs. and to some of the selected important PR Stations.
All important and major decision required making concerning policy matters are referred to Police Headquarters and only minor decision making is made by the Unit Head. Any proposal or scheme are initiated by the dealing Assistant of the concerned branch from the concerned file which was routed through the branch head to their respective Officer in charge who then put up the subject to the S.P (W) for final decision and orders/instructions.
Each and every employees of the Organization is governed by the rules and regulations lay down by Mizoran Police Manual and other related rules and regulations issued by the Government to its employees from time to time.
Apart from this, the Radio Procedure for Police services issued by Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, DCPW is strictly followed in all the PR Stations for transmission/receiving and handling of all types of messages of different natures.
The organization is holding both confidential and secret documents and the majority of the documents held by it are ordinary documents. The confidential and secret document includes Cipher Codes, PWCC and some messages transmitted and received in coded types.