Home Ministry drops plan to setup police university

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Friday dropped a proposal to set up the National Police University in view of the inherent merits in opening study centers and chairs in the existing universities.

The Union Cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the dropping of the plan.

Earlier, the Home Ministry, proposed to set up a 'National Police University' dedicated to research and dissemination of knowledge through education in police -related subjects.

The approximate financial implication for the proposed university was estimated at Rs.350 crores, apart from recurring expenditure of Rs.25 crores per annum. Accordingly, a proposal was submitted to the Cabinet and 'in principle' approval was obtained in May, 2008.

The Home Ministry said that keeping in view the large requirement of resources, land, manpower etc. for the National Police University, an alternate proposal of conducting courses on police related subjects by networking the existing universities was considered.

"It was found that the objectives of establishing the National Police University can be met by pursuing the alternate proposal in a lesser time by utilizing the existing infrastructure in various universities, therefore it was felt that the proposal for National Police University may be dropped," Home Ministry said. (ANI)

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