BPR&D tasked to give soft skills training to policemen

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New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday assigned a new task to the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), asking it to impart soft skills training to policemen across the country and identify exceptional police officials at district level so they could serve as role models for others.

At a meeting here, he also urged the BPR&D — which conducts its research to study crime patterns, policing and other related aspects — to provide training skills to the policemen to prevent cyber crimes and meet the challenges of changing crime scenario.

“BPR&D should work towards imparting soft skills training to all the policemen in the country. Identify exceptional police officials at district level so that they could be the role models for others. Also, impart training skills (to policemen) to prevent cyber crimes and meet the challenges of changing crime scenario,” Rajnath Singh said.

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On the occasion, the Home Minister was given a presentation by BPR&D Director General A.P. Maheshwari on the ongoing activities and future projects of the organisation.

Rajnath Singh further reviewed the progress of establishing Central Detective Training Institutes at Jaipur and Chandigarh.

A Home Ministry statement said a decision had 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.”

The Home Minister also appreciated the BPR&D for setting up a web-portal named e-USTAAD where all the training manuals, presentations and course material has been made available for users. A mobile application is also being developed on these lines.

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Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs and and BPR&D were present at the meeting.

–IANS

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