Q. With reference to SMART Policing Survey 2021, consider the following statements:
1. As per the findings of the survey the majority of citizens believe that the police are doing their job well.
2. The survey was released by NITI Aayog.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is correct: The majority of citizens (a weighted average of 66.93%) believes that the police are doing their job well and strongly support the police. This is despite being attacked for insufficient sensitivity, declining public confidence and growing concerns about the quality of policing. 
  • Statement 2 is incorrect: Survey has been released by Indian Police Foundation (IPF). 

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