At the 56th DGP/IGP Conference in Lucknow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for the implementation of new technologies for grassroots policing needs.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked for the establishment of a high-powered police technology mission led by the Union Home Minister to adopt future technologies for grassroots policing needs.
Addressing the valedictory session of the 56th DGPs and IGPs conference today, the prime minister also requested an examination of all police-related situations and the development of case studies to make it an institutionalized learning process.
According to an official release, he advocated for the formation of a high-power police technology mission led by the home minister to adopt new technologies for grassroots policing needs.
Modi cited Cowin, the online platform for Covid-19 immunization, the GeM, the government e-marketplace, and UPI, the immediate real-time payment system, as examples of the importance of technology in the lives of the ordinary populace.
He praised the conference’s hybrid style for allowing an open flow of information between levels.
The prime minister urged that interoperable technology be developed to aid police units across the country.
According to the statement, he praised the favorable shift in police attitudes toward the people, particularly after Covid.
Modi also proposed a good use of drone technology for the benefit of people and emphasized the need for a reassessment of the SMART policing idea, which was established in 2014.
He advocated for the creation of a roadmap for its ongoing transformation as well as the institutionalization of the SMART policing idea in police forces.
To address some of the common issues that police encounter, he proposed employing highly qualified young people in hackathons to seek technical solutions.
Modi also presented the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to members of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
According to the prime minister’s directions, IPS officers from several states contributed writings on modern security challenges for the first time, adding extra significance to the conference.