The National Police Mission envisaged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year to create a new vision for the police is finally set to take off.
On Friday, the empowered steering committee for the mission will hold its first meeting to approve the broad contours of the sub-missions that seek to transform the police into effective instruments for maintenance of internal security and facing the challenges of the 21st century. This would be achieved by equipping the police with the necessary material, intellectual and organizational resources.
Union home minister Shivraj Patil chairs the committee that will have ministers of state in the home ministry and National Security Adviser MK Narayanan as its members.
A Union home ministry official said the police mission would have seven components, focussing on elements ranging from upgrading human resources to community policing and infrastructure.
The police mission was conceptualised by the PM at the DGPs conference in October last year to provide the quantum jump in the thinking of, and planning for, the police. Singh had then spelt out “proper empowerment” of the police to meet future challenges as the targeted “end result”.
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