Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday pitched for close coordination among central and state police forces to strengthen security situation in the country. Inaugurating the three-day annual DGPs/IGPs conference, he said healthy competition among different central and state police officials was yielding good results. Close coordination between central and state forces would help in improving security situation in country, he said at the 51st annual conference of Directors General/Inspectors General of Police of states and UTs and heads of central police organisations being held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
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Claiming that security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern region and Left-wing extremism affected areas has improved a lot during the last one year, Singh told all police chiefs to prepare a work plan in different aspects of policing. The Home Minister also announced that top 10 police stations in the country would be awarded by the Home Ministry for outstanding performance annually beginning next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the conference of the police chiefs on Saturday and during the meet, issues like cross-border terrorism, radicalisation of youth and attempts to lure Indians into Middle East terrorist groups like ISIS will be discussed threadbare. Filling up of vacant posts in various police forces, reforms in police forces, menace of narcotics smuggling and human trafficking will also be discussed extensively during the conference, sources said.
Modi and Singh will interact with the top police officers and get their feedback about the internal security situation and various aspects of police personnel. The conference is being attended by around 100 Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of states, Director Generals of central paramilitary forces and their Inspectors General.
This is for the third time since Independence that the three-day conference is being held outside Delhi. It was held in Guwahati in 2014 and Kutch in Gujarat in 2015. The idea of holding the meeting of DGPs and IGPs outside Delhi was mooted by Modi after he assumed power in 2014.