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PM calls for constituting a high-powered police technology mission under home ministry

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PM calls for constituting a high-powered police technology mission under home ministry
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PM calls for constituting a high-powered police technology mission under home ministry
PM calls for constituting a high-powered police technology mission under home ministry

LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for constituting a high-powered police technology mission under home minister Amit Shah to adopt future technologies for grassroots policing requirements.
Speaking at the valedictory ceremony of three-day DGP-IGP annual conference here, the PM cited the importance of technology in the lives of general public, giving examples of CoWIN, GeM and UPI.
He suggested analysis of all police-related incidents and developing case studies, to make it an institutionalized learning mechanism.
He also appreciated the positive change in police attitude towards general public, particularly in the post-Covid-19 world. He also suggested positive use of drone technology for the benefit of the people.
The PM stressed on review of SMART Policing concept introduced in 2014 and suggested development of a roadmap for its continuous transformation and institutionalization of the same in police forces.
To tackle some of the routine challenges faced by police, he urged them to involve highly qualified youth to look for technological solutions through hackathon.
He hailed hybrid format of the Conference as it allowed free flow information between various ranks. He suggested development of inter-operable technologies which would benefit Police forces across the country.
Spending two consecutive days at the conference, the PM also participated in the discussions and gave valuable suggestions. In the run-up to the conference, various core groups of DGPs were formed for holding discussions on key aspects of national security such as prison reforms, terrorism, left wing extremism, cyber-crimes, narcotics trafficking, foreign funding of NGOs, drone-related matters, development of border villages, said a UP Police source.
The PM also awarded the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service to IB personnel. For the first time, as per the directives of the PM, IPS officers from various states had submitted articles on contemporary security issues, which added more value to the conference. PM who was scheduled to leave for Delhi at 4:05 pm, overstayed for almost an hour and left for Amausi airport at 5 pm.
The conference spread over three days was attended by 62 officers of the rank of DGPs, and heads of central armed police forces in Lucknow.
More than 400 officers of various ranks also attended the conference virtually from IB offices across the country. Union home minister Amit Shah inaugurated the conference on Friday.

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