New Delhi: With the emergence of the concept of welfare state, the role of a police personnel has changed, President Pranab Mukherjee today said as he asked Indian Police Service trainees to discharge their responsibilities without fear or favour.
"Gone are the days when the job of a police officer was to maintain law and order. Today, with the emergence of the concept of welfare state, the role of a police personnel has changed," Mukherjee told IPS trainees who called on him today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mukherjee told them that more elements have been added to their core function of maintaining law and order.
"He said they should train themselves to handle cyber crime, black money, kidnapping etc. There are two other important challenges -- insurgency and terrorism which are closely linked to internal and external security," a statement from Venu Rajamony, Press Secretary to the President, said.
He told them that learning is a life-long process and they should discharge their responsibilities without fear or favour. This required nerves of steel along with a smiling face, the statement said.