Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for the creation of a powerful police technology mission, led by the Union Minister of the Interior, to deploy future technology to meet the demands of the police at the grassroots level.
Speaking at the farewell meeting of the 56th DGP and IGP Conference, the Prime Minister also asked for an analysis of all police incidents and develop case studies to make it an institutional learning mechanism.
It was very interesting to hear the opinions of police officers from different countries about modern security challenges. This made the conference open.
Various groups from the DGsP were formed to discuss safety related issues. pic.twitter.com/lcqfM4uj0T
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 21, 2021
The official statement said that he called for the creation of a powerful police technology mission, under the leadership of the Minister of the Interior, in order to introduce future technologies in line with the demands of the police.
Referring to the importance of technology in the lives of the general public, Modi cited examples of CoWIN, an online platform for COVID-19 vaccination, GeM, government electronic marketplace and UPI, real-time instant payment system.
He welcomed the hybrid conference format as it allows information to be transferred freely between different ranks.
The prime minister proposed developing interoperable technologies that would benefit police across the country.
The statement said he praised the positive changes in police attitudes towards the public, especially in the wake of the coronavirus.
Modi also proposed to positively use drone technology for the benefit of the people and stressed that the revision of the concept of the police service SMART, presented in 2014.
He proposed to develop a roadmap for its continuous transformation and to institutionalize the police service SMART concept in the police force.
To cope with some of the routine problems faced by the police, he encouraged highly skilled youth to seek technological solutions through hackathons.
Modi also awarded the President’s Police Medal of Distinguished Service to the Intelligence Agency (IB).
For the first time, under the orders of the Prime Minister, IRC officers from different states submitted articles on contemporary security issues, which added value to the conference.
The meeting was attended by 62 DGPs and IGPs of the states and territories of the Union, as well as the Directors General (DG) of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Central Police Organizations (CPO).
The conference was attended by over 400 officers of various ranks virtually from IB offices across the country.
The prime minister took part in the discussions and made valuable suggestions.
Ahead of the conference, various major DGP groups were formed to discuss key aspects of national security such as prison reform, terrorism, left-wing extremism, cybercrime, drug trafficking, foreign funding of NGOs, and drones. related issues, development of border villages, etc.
The conference was opened by Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Friday. The Shah also presented trophies to the top three police stations in the country.
The statement said that the Minister of the Interior participated in all discussions during the conference and made his valuable suggestions and recommendations.