‘There is a need to strengthen the traditional policing system’, PM Modi suggested

PM Modi In DGP Conference: PM Narendra Modi attended the 57th All India Conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police in Delhi on Sunday (January 22). During this, he suggested to make the police force more sensitive and to train them in modern technology. Prime Minister Modi said in the meeting of the Directors General of Police that there is a need to strengthen the traditional policing system like foot patrolling.

"DGP-IGP conference should be held at state and district level as well"

According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Modi proposed prison reforms to improve prison administration. He also emphasized on enhancing the security of the border and coastline through frequent official visits. The Prime Minister called for replicating the model of DGP-IGP conferences at state and district levels to discuss emerging challenges and evolve best practices among their teams. 

The conference started on January 20

The statement also said that the Prime Minister not only listens patiently to all information but also encourages free and informal discussion so that new ideas can emerge. Inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision, discussions on policing and security began in the conference, an official said. The three-day meeting began on January 20. The Prime Minister concluded the conference by presenting Police Medals for Distinguished Service. 

Attended the DGP/IGP Conference in Delhi. There were extensive deliberations on various aspects relating to the police forces including integrating latest tech and strengthening traditional policing mechanisms. https://t.co/LEp7GNlFkZ pic.twitter.com/vhmhiw3TEL

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2023

These issues were discussed

The conference focused on policing and national security issues such as terrorism and cyber security. Union Home Minister, Minister of State for Home Affairs, National Security Advisor, Union Home Secretary, DGSPs/IGSPs of States/UTs and heads of Central Police Organisations/Central Armed Police Forces also participated in the conference. About 600 more officials from different levels of States/UTs participated in the conference, the statement said. 

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