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Recently, the Home Minister inaugurated the three-day annual conference of police chiefs in Lucknow. This is the 56th DGP/IGP conference.
About the 56th DGP/IGP conference
Since 2014, the DGP/IGP has been held outside Delhi, with the Prime Minister and home minister leading the deliberations.
The DGP meet this year is being organised for the first time in hybrid mode, with the police chiefs of all States and UTs and DGs of central para-military forces attending it from the police headquarters in Lucknow, and 350 other officers joining in virtually from IB offices in various States and UTs.
The conference has seen the following events.
-A presentation by NATGRID, which seeks to make a dozen individual databases accessible with the single click of a mouse.
–Awarded three best police stations in the country to the station house officers of Sadar Bazaar in New Delhi, Gangapur in Odisha and Bhattu Kalan in Haryana.
What are the suggestions mentioned by the Home Minister?
1. Appreciated the role played by security forces during the Covid pandemic and the sacrifices made by them, 2. Called for better coordination between central agencies and state police forces as they focus on tackling security challenges such as cyber-crime, left-wing extremism, narcotics trafficking, coastal security and border area management, 3. Reforms at the police station and beat levels for effective policing.
Source: This post is based on the article “Central forces, state cops require better coordination: Shah” published in The Times of India on 20th Nov 2021.