Ghaziabad. 16 December 2016. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new building of the Central Detective Training School (CDTS) at Ghaziabad. In the function he congratulated the BPR&D for the well-constructed campus with state of the art training facilities.
The Union Minister stressed that training of police personnel needs a thrust in a big way and hoped that such institutions will help to augment the training capacity and quality. He said that police need to stress more on investigation of cyber-crime, cellular and computer forensics, and investigation of crimes against women.
He referred to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions to digitize most of the police training content and to adopt distant and e-learning systems in order to train the large number of police personnel being recruited every year. He expressed his concern at the lack of pre-promotional and post-promotional courses for police personnel. With promotions, the duties and responsibilities change and it is imperative that they be re-trained accordingly.
The Home Minister emphasized that in a democratic set up, the police need to deal with public in a more sensitive and rational way. He stressed that police personnel need to be equipped with appropriate soft skills, communication and negotiation skills in order to deal with public expressing the difference of opinion or their demands in a democratic set-up. These trainings, he stressed, need to be taken up in a big way so that police can discharge more effectively and efficiently while dealing with public. This would also help in the day-to-day dealing with public and improve the image of police.
The Union Home Minister hoped that the best of the police trainers serve in the police training institutions so that the quality of police personnel on ground improves. To ensure that the morale of police trainers remains high, he made the following declarations.
The number of Union Home Minister’s medals for excellence in police training may be doubled from 167 at present to 334.The prize money for the best police training institutions at the zonal level be raised from Rs 2 lakh at present to Rs 10 lakh. Rs 11000/- (Eleven thousand) each may be given as prize money to the best 334 police trainers of the police training institutions along with the medal.
He also declared that the name of the Central Detective Training School may be changed to Central Detective Training Institute.Dr. Meeran C Borwankar, DG BPR&D, in her welcome address informed that there is an acute shortage of police training courses and they need to be increased so that every policeman can be re-trained at regular intervals rather than the long time of 16 years at present.