July 19, 2009 1:22:21 am
The Gujarat government has decided to establish a Raksha Shakti University in the state to meet the growing demand of efficient,trained and professional manpower in the police and other security forces. The government will introduce a Bill in the Assembly to this end during the ongoing Budget Session.
According to the Bill,a copy of which is with Newsline,the proposed university seeks to provide unique opportunity to the youths of the state to build their career in the police and other security forces. Besides,it seeks to train and prepare manpower through this proposed university to tackle challenges posed by terrorism,cyber crime,economic and telecommunication offences and other offences that require expertise in forensic science.
The proposed Raksha Shakti University will offer degree,diploma and in- service courses,and also undertake capacity building courses with the help of modern technology for managing issues relating to internal security,terrorism,organised crime,economic offences and juvenile crimes.
It will also undertake research work in various fields of police administration and security management.
The proposed university will be headed by a person who will be designated as director general. The person to be appointed for this post should have served in any State/Central police department/organisation or military/paramilitary forces. He should also be connected with the training of state or Central police force or military/paramilitary forces with a proven track record. The tenure of the director general of the proposed university will be three years.
Other officers to be appointed for the proposed university would be a deputy director general,a director of research and development,deans and a registrar.
The proposed university will have a 10-member Board of Governors,which will include,among others,a police officer not below the rank of Additional DGP,an official from the Home Department not below the rank of Secretary,a Secretary-level officer from the Education Department and the Director of NCC in Gujarat. It will also have an Academic Council.
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