50th Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development
- 30 Aug 2019
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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.