Transform police system

New Delhi: Hon’ble President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon leaders of police and security forces to “transform the police system” to bring it in sync with the requirements of a modern democratic nation”.  He was addressing delegates of the annual conference of directors and inspectors general of police from the states and union territories, and heads of central police organisations when they called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president  said police officials must ensure that the grievances of common people are addressed, and must work in partnership with other stake holders to create a peaceful and secure atmosphere, conducive to the nation’s growth and prosperity.

He also expressed disappointment that the police sometimes fail to win the confidence of all sections of society, and said the rule of law, a cardinal principle on which a modern state rests, must be strictly enforced, with promptness and fairness. Provide good and able leadership through their actions and values.

The police in India should be a proactive service provider – a law enforcing body and a partner in growth, development and peace, the president said, complimenting the forces for their commitment, dedication and service to the nation.