Ease of data exchange, tech training top focus at PM’s conference with DG and IGs

Prime Minister further suggested making the police forces more sensitive and training them in emerging technologies. He also emphasized the importance of the National Data Governance Framework for smoothening data exchange across agencies

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By: Alok Singh | New Delhi
Updated: 23 January, 2023 11:36 am IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday directed the state police heads to maintain better cooperation with the central agencies and become more sensitive to the emerging technologies of data sharing across the agencies.

Modi was attending the 57th All-India Conference of Director Generals (DGs) and Inspector Generals (IGs) of Police on January 21 and 22 in the national capital on Sunday.

The Prime Minister emphasized enhanced cooperation between state police and central agencies to leverage capabilities and share best practices.

He also suggested the officers replicate the model of the conference at the state and district levels for discussing emerging challenges and evolving best practices among their teams.

The Prime Minister further suggested making the police forces more sensitive and training them in emerging technologies. He also emphasized the importance of the National Data Governance Framework for smoothening the process of data exchange across agencies.

He suggested that while the forces should further leverage technological solutions like biometrics etc., there is also a need to further strengthen traditional policing mechanisms like foot patrols, etc.

He recommended repealing obsolete criminal laws and building standards for police organizations across states. He suggested prison reforms to improve jail management. He also discussed strengthening the border as well as coastal security by organizing frequent visits of officials.

The Conference was concluded after Prime Minister distributed Police Medals for Distinguished Services.

The Conference covered various aspects of policing and national security, including Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency, and Cyber Security.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Ministers for State for Home, National Security Advisor, Union Home Secretary, DGP, IGP of States and Union Territories and Heads of the Central Police Organisations and Central Armed Police Forces were also present at the Conference.

Around 600 more officers of various levels from different states and UTs attended the Conference virtually.

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