The police we need (The Hindu, GS-2,3 Governance, Ethics)

The police we need (The Hindu, GS-2,3 Governance, Ethics)

Context:- An Indian Police Service (IPS) probationer from Haryana named Ranjeeta Sharma has bagged the honour recently of commanding the passing out parade at the National Police Academy (NPA).  The Best Allround IPS Probationer and the Sword of Honour for the Best Outdoor Probationer awards won by Ranjeeta Sharma and the most Interesting thing is that Best Probationer of last year went to a woman officer named Kiran Shruthi.

What are the qualities of Good police offices:-

    • Passing out the parade of the probationer commanding is reasonably objective. 
      • This award is based on both the outdoor performance and classroom performance of a trainee.
      • The Best Probationer award recognises good conduct, tolerance, empathy,  and a quick reflex. 
      • These are the ideal qualities which a police personnel must possess to intervene in dangerous situations and also go to the rescue of the poorest when they are harassed by anti-social elements.
  • Issues are itself is an example:-

      • Former Mumbai Police Commissioner has been alleged of extortion.
      • In Tamil Nadu, A senior IPS officer, was recently served a charge sheet in court in connection with a case pertaining to the sexual harassment of a woman officer.
  • Way forward:-

    •  objectivity and skill are the main components in an ideal world which shows brilliant and straight forward officials will take these values on the face value.
    • Implementation of nolan committee.
    • Application of prakash singh case judgement.
    • Honest and hard working officers must be the gold stone which must shine along with the others. 

Let’s talk about Police issues and their reforms:-

  • Statistics:-

      • Crime per lakh persons has increased by 28% from 2005 to 2015.

      • Currently, State police forces have 24% vacancies.

      • State police forces account for about 3% of the central and state government budgets.

      • Sanctioned police strength was 181 police per lakh persons in 2016

      • Actual strength was 137 police.

      • The United Nations recommended standard is 222 police per lakh persons.

      • 86% of the state police comprises constabulary rank.

  • Responsibilities of centre and states with regard to police:-

Download Plutus IAS Daily Current Affairs of 19th August 2021

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