Monday, July 5, 2010

Police Reforms

I chaired a Government of India Committee on Police Reforms in year 2000. I am going to address about 150 very senior police officers at the National
Police Academy during this month on this topic.In the last 4years or so there has been some progress on implementing some of the reforms suggested by a large number of committees/commissions, though I cant call it adequate.The reforms essentially can be divided into 4 groups.(a).Changes in attitude & behaviour (b).Improving professionalism which is essentially a matter of internal management, mostly within the competence of the Police Leadership (c).measures to make police accountable and (d) measures to create operational autonomy for the police.While in the last two areas some new structures have just been created, there is a lot to be achieved on the first two areas.
I would welcome any comments.