Home Ministry calls national conference for 'SMART' policing

'SMART' policing will soon be a reality in the country with the Home Ministry calling a national conference to chalk out the plans for setting up such police units in all states.

New Delhi: 'SMART' policing will soon be a reality in the country with the Home Ministry calling a national conference to chalk out the plans for setting up such police units in all states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced the concept of SMART Police (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with mobility; A- Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T- Trained and Techno-savvy) at the DGP conference in Guwahati on November 30, 2014.

The decision to hold the national conference, involving all states and Union territories, for speedy implementation of the plans to introduce SMART policing has been taken at a meeting held by Union Home Secretary L C Goyal here today.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has already said that as a first step towards SMART policing, the government will establish one model SMART police station in each state.

The Home Ministry has decided to allocate specific funds for setting up of SMART police stations in each state.

The Ministry will work with state governments for setting up more SMART police stations during the current financial year.

Efforts will also be made to involve the private sector and their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to expand the roll out of SMART Police Stations, sources said.  

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