GS-2, Uncategorized

The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

What is all about? Many times it has been observed that police used to arrest people on charges of sedition. Some times even fake encounters take place. Even after seven decades of Independence, the relationship between the individual and the state is marked by a deep and pervasive imbalance of power. Indian state retains a… Continue reading The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Police Reforms still unreachable!

Context: There has been a rise of public demand for an efficient, accountable and people-centric police that steadfastly upholds the Rule of Law in all situations. Since independence, the National Police Commission as well as multiple expert committees have submitted successive reports recommending extensive reforms in the Police. These recommendations have mostly remained unimplemented. In… Continue reading Police Reforms still unreachable!

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

Plan B for free speech

Article Link Over the decades, the Indian Supreme Court has developed a rich and robust jurisprudence of free speech and, with a few exceptions, has generally ruled in favour of free speech against repressive measures. This was most recently evidenced in the famous Shreya Singhal judgment that held Section 66A of the Information Technology Act… Continue reading Plan B for free speech

Editorials, GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

After Pathankot, what?

Article Link The extended time taken by the security forces to neutralize the recent attack on the airbase in Pathankot has led to a clamour for the need to have the ability to respond more swiftly. The whole incident has also raised several questions about how to respond to such attacks. Most people are of… Continue reading After Pathankot, what?

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Issues related to Police

Following are the issues which need to be discussed in the conference (DGP Conference in Kutch): Collection and analysis of preventive intelligence: The most important and challenging task faced by the law enforcement authorities and intelligence agencies today is the collection and analysis of preventive intelligence and follow-up action, especially pertaining to terrorists and insurgents… Continue reading Issues related to Police

GS-3, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

‘Smart’ to ‘sensitive’ policing

In 2014 Modi shifted DGP conference’s permanent venue from Delhi to Guwahati for the first time since its inception in 1965, where he spoke on S-Sensitive and Strict, M-Modern and Mobile, A-Alert and Accountable, R-Responsive and Reliable, T-Techno savvy and Trained” police. This year PM said- “sensitivity has to be vital element of policing. Police… Continue reading ‘Smart’ to ‘sensitive’ policing

GS-3, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

CCTNS Project: Modernizing Police

Recently, govt. extended the deadline for implementation of the Rs 2,000-crore CCTNS project to March 2017. What is the CCTNS project? CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt of India. The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project was launched in 2009 in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks.… Continue reading CCTNS Project: Modernizing Police