Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin launches mobile app for police personnel to enforce leave

Simplifying the cumbersome norms for police personnel here to submit leave applications and get approvals, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday launched a mobile app ‘CLApp’ for them to take leave and obtain permission.

At present, around 5,800 police personnel ranging from constables to special assistant sub-inspectors, including those in the armed reserve, visit the offices of their superiors to submit leave applications and seek clearances. After approval, they will also have to record it in the office diary.

To ease the process, Stalin launched a mobile app that facilitates submission of leave applications and a facility to apply leave using SMS has also been created, an official release said.

The app provides a period of 3 hours for the police officers to process the leave applications. If the designated, jurisdictional authorities do not view the applications with the specified deadline, the papers will be automatically forwarded to the authorities at the next higher level.

Chennai Police Leave Application (CLApp) lists 7 types of leave including Casual, Medical and Earned Leave and applicants can specify reasons by choosing from the options listed separately.

A mobile app launch program was organized at the Secretariat. Director General of Police C Silendra Babu, Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal and senior government officials participated.