Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD)”:
1.It is a statutory body under ministry of home affairs.
2.National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science works under BPRD.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: The Government of India vied Resolution No.8/136/68-P.I (Pers.I) dated 28.08.1970 formally established the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), under the Ministry of Home Affairs giving a new orientation to then existing Police Research and Advisory Council (1966) for the following reasons and with the primary objective of modernization of police force.
- The Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science was established by Government of India in 1972 within the Bureau of Police Research and Development following recommendations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to setup a Central Institute for teaching Criminology and Forensic Science.
- The ICFS made humble beginning in 1972 by organizing 2 training courses for senior officers of the Central Justice System.
- In 1976 it became an independent Department directly under Ministry of Home Affairs with a wider mandate which included promotion of Criminology and Forensic Science through a variety of means.