New Delhi: After a gap of 16 years, Home
Minister P Chidambaram today released a revamped Police Drill
Manual which will serve as a foundation for better discipline
and uniformity in all forces of the country.
The new manual, formulated by Bureau of Police Research &
Development (BPR&D), bears significance as the last couple of
years have witnessed introduction of new weapons, operational
gear, new uniform patterns and various drills and it will
provide guidance to the police instructors.
The Home Minister said the police drill plays very crucial
role in developing discipline and should be scrupulously
Chidambaram said the data on police population ratio,
armed police and civilian police and sanctioned posts vis-a-
vis vacancies is very useful and relevant.
"These need to be updated yearly to monitor the quality
of police mechanism and take necessary action," he said.
The Home Minister also appreciated the hard work done by
BPR&D officials, Central Armed Police Force and State Police
forces in updating these publications which will be useful to
the field formations as an important reference book.
`Data on Police Organisations in India` is one of the
many initiatives of the BPR&D to present, to all the
stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System in general and
police officials in particular, such information that gives
them access to and an insight into basic and vital statistics
about police administration all over the country.
It is a source of valuable data about police that can be
put to diverse use such as planning infrastructure,
undertaking research projects as also objective and empirical
inputs for policy decisions in respect of police and policing
in the country.