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50th Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development

  • 30 Aug 2019
  • 2 min read

On occasion of 50th foundation day of BPR&D, the Home Minister stressed upon modernising the police department and urged the security personnel to carry out their duties with responsibility.

  • The Home Minister also made following announcements:
    • Police University and Forensic Science University will be set up at the national level.
    • Correctional Administration and Prison Reforms should adopt reformative approach and become centres of rehabilitation.
    • Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) require a complete review and changes in keeping with the present day requirements.
    • Need to strengthen the human intelligence (Khabri System) at the “Thana” level.
    • The police machinery should give away third degree methods and adopt scientific investigation.

Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D)

  • The Government of India established the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), under the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1970s.
  • It replaced Police Research and Advisory Council (1966), with the primary objective of modernization of police force.
  • In 1995 Government of India decided to entrust issues relating to Correctional Administration Work to the BPR&D.
    • Thereby BPR&D has to ensure the implementation of prison reforms as well.
  • The Government of India further decided to create National Police Mission under the administrative control of BPR&D to transform the police forces in the country.

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