The Union home minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting, on June 12 exhorted the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to work towards imparting training in soft skills to all the policemen in the country. He also urged for identification at district level of exceptional police officials who could be the role models for others. Singh also stressed on imparting training skills to prevent cyber crimes and meet the challenges of changing the crime scenario.
The minister was given a presentation by Director General, BPR&D, Dr A.P. Maheshwari on the ongoing activities and future projects of the organisation. Singh reviewed the progress of establishing Central Detective Training Institutes (CDTI) at Jaipur and Chandigarh. A decision has been taken to set up the Centre for Correctional Administration at the recently inaugurated Central Academy for Police Training (CAPT) at Bhopal. Separate centres for training in Prosecution and Traffic Technologies will also be set up at CAPT, Bhopal. Singh appreciated that BPR&D has set up a web-portal named e-USTAAD where all the training manuals, presentations and course material has been made available for users. A mobile app is also being developed on these lines.
Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officials of MHA and BPR&D were present at the meeting.