No proposal with Centre to introduce Bill for police reforms
The Centre today said there is no proposal under government consideration to introduce a Bill on police reforms in light of the recommendations made by the Soli Sorabjee Committee.delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2009 17:26 IST
The Centre today said there is no proposal under government consideration to introduce a Bill on police reforms in light of the recommendations made by the Soli Sorabjee Committee.
"Police is a state subject under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution and therefore, police reforms is primarily the responsibility of the state government," Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
"There is no proposal under consideration to introduce a Bill on Police Reforms..." he added.
Ramachandran said his ministry had set up the Sorabjee Committee to draft a Model Police Act in September, 2005 which submitted its report along with Model Police Act on October 30, 2006.
He said the copy of the Act was sent to all states and Union Territories for consideration and appropriate action.
"As per available information, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttrakhand have either framed new police Act or amended the existing one.