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Monday, October 18, 2021

Meeran Chadha Borwankar


The writer is an IPS Officer who retired as DG Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD).

Creating citizen-centric police
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Meeran Chadha Borwankar writes: Supreme Court's directions in 'Prakash Singh' have remained on paper, obstructed by politicians and corrupt police officers. People must demand accountability on police reforms.

Why appointment of Rakesh Asthana as new Delhi Police chief is brazen overreach by Centre
Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Meeran Chadha Borwankar writes: What has happened to the Indian Police Service today is bound to occur to other civil services tomorrow, maybe even to the judiciary and various wings of armed forces

How police can serve citizens better
Sun, Jul 04, 2021

Meeran Chadha Borwankar writes: Streamlining of delivery mechanism with technology can enable police forces to improve efficiency, cut out corruption.

Young women, as in Gargi college, must take on those who assault them
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The monster is both within the college and, also, hanging around outside. We, from small towns, can recognise him from a distance. And yet, you — from the famed national capital — failed to do so.

We need to invest in four wings of criminal justice system — police, prosecution, judiciary, prisons
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

This joyous reception of an “encounter” and the police officers involved only proves that people have lost faith in India’s criminal justice system. It also shows that the malady runs deep and recovery is so distant that shortcuts have become the preferred mode of execution.

Due process, the imperative to follow it, was missing in the Tis Hazari incident
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Why has an enquiry been ordered against the police? Why is the enquiry not about the incident? I am seething with anger at an unjust system that has decided against the uniform without giving it a chance to defend itself.

It’s time officers renewed their commitment to the nation, not the govt of the day
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

To the common man, the civil services represent a very important tool to establish an equitable society through which he hopes to better his life and the future of his children.

Indian civil services run the risk of producing just clones who seek precedence not innovation in work
Mon, May 06, 2019

What the civil services need is a culture that accepts and values questioning and the irreverence of bold officers: The ultimate objective, of course, is to have integrity in one’s work ethic, and a steady commitment to the common good.

Making the world a meaningful place
Fri, Mar 08, 2019

For girls and women to enjoy the fruits of good education and satisfying careers, government must reach out to their families, ensure they are on board while formulating state policies.

Don’t let her down, General
Fri, Dec 21, 2018

An open letter to the army chief, General Bipin Rawat. Instead of declaring us unfit for combat roles without giving us a chance, dare us and we shall prove you wrong. The media quoted you as saying that “she will say somebody is peeping, so we will have to give a sheet around her”. Please tackle the Peeping Tom and not the woman objecting to him.

CBI is dead, long live CBI
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

It is not conflicts at the top that define the bureau, but its investigators and staff.

At the prison gates
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Many states like Maharashtra now have 33 per cent reservation for women in prison administration: Their increased number means that they are assigned duties in male prisons too

You march on, girl
Tue, May 16, 2017

On May 8, a photograph of IPS officer, Charu Nigam, in tears after an altercation in Gorakhpur with the local BJP MLA, made news. She need not have cried.

Allure of instant justice
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

As trials lag, harassment of women is rising. But is ‘on-the-spot action’ the answer?

May The Force Be With Her
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Much needs to be done to make the police gender-friendly.

Insecure in Haryana
Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Judicial and investigative systems are stacked against victims of rape

The young and the uniform
Wed, Aug 12, 2009

Are we,the law enforcing agencies of India,harnessing the power of youth? The youth of India is an asset that we have to engage for growth in all sectors including law enforcement.

Mom is the world
Mon, Jun 08, 2009

Mom is the world. Women have finally arrived and I see them every where,full of energy,driving two wheelers,taking their children from one tuition class to the other...

The spirit of bonding
Sat, Mar 07, 2009

It is women’s day and I am getting calls from different organisations either to speak or to attend their functions but I have a job to do too.