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Kalam calls for integration b/w Police and IB

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, June 6: President A P J Abdul Kalam today called for an integrated approach by the Intelligence Bureau and police for tackling cross-border terrorism.

Delivering the keynote address after inaugurating a three-day 37th All India Police Science Congress here, he said that in the backdrop of cross-border terrorism, the nation's capabilities such as communication, rail and business infrastructure stood exposed and vulnerable. Internal security was the foundation of national integration and with the country passing through a crucial phase following terrorist attacks, police have an important role to play not only in safeguarding national integrity, but also in contributing for the development of the country.

Mr Kalam suggested that the Congress generate an action plan for progressive introduction of ICT in police forces and establishment of e-governance system for police. It was essential to establish a police e-governance grid through high bandwidth network, inclusion of psychological test in the recruitment process of police forces and suggesting methods for improving the self-esteem of police personnel based on real life case studies.

The first citizen also suggested that a nationwide database of criminals be made available online at all police stations and updated continuously. Designing a gender sensitisation training programme for police personnel with an objective to bring out the strengths of men and women individually and how they could collaborate effectively and contribute to the common goals of the organisation, was essential. Such training should also address the special needs of women police and study the feasibility of facilitating VVIP movements in rural and urban areas through use of modern technology without holding up normal traffic for long hours.

''I have witnessed, during my visit to various countries, real time traffic regulation by a team of six-member motorcycle outriders. This system can be studied and introduced for minimising inconvenience to the public,'' he added.


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