Impart Soft Skills Training to Policemen: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh taking the salute, during the 71st Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police, in New Delhi on February 16, 2018 (file photo)
Rajnath Singh taking the salute, during the 71st Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police, in New Delhi on February 16, 2018 (file photo)

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting in Delhi today urged the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to impart soft skills training to all the policemen in the country. Soft skills are the interpersonal skills that enable a person to interact with others effectively.

The minister also urged for identification at district level of exceptional police officials who could be the role models for others. He stressed on imparting training skills to prevent cybercrimes and meet the challenges of changing crime scenario.

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

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Rajnath Singh reviewed the progress of establishing Central Detective Training Institutes (CDTI) at Jaipur and Chandigarh. A decision has 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, Bhopal. Home Minister appreciated that BPR&D has set up a web portal named e-USTAAD where all the training manuals, presentations and course material has been made available for users. A mobile app is also being developed on these lines.

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

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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