47th annual DGPs/IGPs Conference for 3
days organised by the Intelligence Bureau, will begin here tomorrow. The
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will inaugurate the Conference.
The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will
address the Conference on Saturday. DGPs/ IGPs will have a separate
interactive session with Prime Minister during which they will brief him
on key policing and Internal Security issues.
The Intelligence Bureau organised the
first ever Conference of the IGPs in India in 1920 and since then, these
Conferences have been held regularly at New Delhi. The first such
Conference post Independence was inaugurated by first Home Minister of
the country, Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel on January 12, 1950. Initially,
it was a biennial event, but after 1973, it became an annual meeting for
the Heads of Police Organisations of the States/Union Territories and
Central Police Organisations.
The objectives of the Conference are to
provide an interactive platform for senior police professionals and
security administrators in the country to discuss and debate diverse
national security-related issues, as also the various operational,
infrastructural and welfare-related problems faced by the police. Its
deliberations include formulation and sharing of professional practices
and processes in tackling challenges relating to crime control and law
and order management besides internal security threats such as
terrorism, insurgency, left wing extremism, espionage and organised
crime. The Conference offers opportunities for generation and exchange
of new ideas on capacity building for the police in respect of manpower,
training, logistics and advanced technology. 15 Presidentís Police Medal
for Distinguished Service and 46 Police Medal for Meritorious Service
will also be presented on this occasion.