Interior Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the training of police officers should be changed over time and stressed the need to inculcate the spirit of patriotism, discipline and sensitivity along with modern techniques.
As chairman of an evaluation meeting of the central police training institutes here, Mr Shah said that the use of technology and modern equipment in the training of police forces is the need of the hour, but at the same time attention must be paid to basic police work and this in practice must bring. “It is very important that the training of police officers is changed over time,” he said, according to an official statement.
The Home Secretary emphasized both rigor and sensitivity in the training and said that in addition to modern techniques, there is a need to instill the spirit of patriotism, fitness, discipline, sensitivity and self-dedication in the police forces. He stressed the need to review the impact of online training for police officers at all levels, in addition to an effective training system to meet expectations, devotion to duty and achievement of goals.
He said that under ‘Mission Karmayogi’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the training of police personnel to the level of police officer, sub-inspector and DSP should be carried out with a holistic approach.
The Home Secretary said that 60 percent training for all police officers should be common to all, while 40 percent training should be force-based so that we can use our training capabilities to the fullest.
Presentations were held by the central police training institutes that emphasized the importance of the right training at the right time to build the capabilities of police personnel to respond quickly and effectively to the ever-changing nature of security challenges.
Discussions were held on the relative merits of hybrid learning and emerging training paradigms, training methodologies and techniques, including the importance of assessment of training needs analysis, productivity of training resources among others.
Union Secretary of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai and heads of central police training institutes also attended the meeting.
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