Technology will play a major role in taking India forward: Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

New Delhi,

The two-day National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs concluded here today. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Advisor to Minister of State for Power, Shri Piyush Goyal delivered the Valedictory Session at the conference. The two-day Conference was organised by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs. The conference was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday.

While delivering the Valedictory address, Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala said that technology will play a major role in taking India forward. He expressed his happiness that young officers are making efforts in this direction. He said that the officers should keep learning new things throughout their lives, as the knowledge becomes obsolete very fast in today’s world. He also suggested that the police officers should work with the engineering students which will help them in updating their knowledge about the new technologies. The police officers will be able to influence the students and this will help the students to get an exposure to the functioning of police, he added. Dr. Jhunjhunwala also said that data analytics will also play an important role to detect all kinds of crimes. Speaking about the security of IT system, he said that police should try to develop constant monitoring system to keep track of the transactions.

Speaking on the occasion, DG, BPR&D, Dr. Meeran C. Borwankar said that young officers should be involved in the trainings so that the latest inputs on technology can be shared. She said that technology is an enabler, but the real drivers are the young officers who will implement it. The knowledge and expertise of these young officers can be of great importance, she added.

The resolutions of the National Conference of Young Superintendents of Police (States/UTs) and Commandants of CAPFs included: the Police Heads at district level to evolve mechanism in consultation with State Police Chief to communicate and disseminate information with public through social media; cyber training and cyber security training for Police Personnel of all ranks on new emerging issues like cyber crime, Cryptocurrency, Dark web and tapping the internet monitoring capability in law and order situation; creation of Cyber Forensic Lab at state level; special drive against the offenders of sexual offences against women on social media; prudent data handling and analysis for effective policing; better understanding of data privacy law; National Centre for Excellence of Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS), IIT Bombay working on 13 different projects related to internal security, all States/UTs/CAPFs liaise with this Centre for acquisition of technology being developed by them; states/UTs/CAPFs to coordinate with National Standing Task Force for Technology (NSTFT) for technology related issues; all police personnel follow the laid down processes without any exception, these processes to be reviewed periodically to facilitate delivery of Citizen Centric Services and a better informed police-media relationship.

The two-day conference included various sessions on Technology for Police, Operations and Technology, Police-Media Interface, Delivery of Citizen Centric Services and Syndicate Group discussion & presentation.


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