PM Narendra Modi to attend the 56th DGP Conference at Police Headquarters, Lucknow on 20-21 November
Inaugurating the conference, the Hon’ble Home Minister appreciated the role played by security forces during Covid pandemic and for the sacrifices made by them.
The 56th DGsP/IGsP Conference was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Home Minister today (November 19) in Lucknow. The conference this year is being organised for the first time in hybrid mode. DGsP of all States/UTs and DGs of CAPFs are attending from Police Headquarters at Lucknow. In addition, about 350 other officers are attending the same through virtual platform from IB offices in various States and UTs.
Union Home Minister inaugurates 56th DGsP/IGsP Conference today:
Inaugurating the conference, the Hon'ble Home Minister appreciated the role played by security forces during Covid pandemic and for the sacrifices made by them. The Hon'ble Home Minister gave away Police Medals for Meritorious Service to the Officers of Intelligence Bureau. He also awarded trophies for three best Police Stations to the Station House Officers of Sadar Bazaar in New Delhi, Gangapur in Odisha and Bhattu Kalan in Haryana.
The Home Minister stressed for better coordination between the State Police and other Central agencies and urged the delegates for timely implementations of suggestions discussed during the Conference. He emphasised on the need to focus on security-related issues including coastal security, Left Wing Extremism, Narcotics Trafficking, Cyber-crime and Border Area Management. He hailed the Hybrid format of Conference as directed by the Prime Minister and observed that this will help in better dissemination and percolation of suggestions at the cutting edge level. He emphasised on reforms at Police Station and Beat level for effective policing.
Deliberations were held on a wide range of Internal Security issues, including Prison reforms, challenges posed by radicalisation and police training. A presentation by NATGRID was also made during the conference. The focus of the presentations was to highlight the challenges and suggest roadmaps for overcoming the same.
Since 2014, the DGsP/IGsP Conference has been held in various parts of the country. The Hon'ble Prime Minister and Hon'ble Home Minister have been regularly attending these conferences being held outside Delhi. The format of the conference has undergone significant changes over the years in terms of duration as well as the mode of conducting the same. In the run-up to the Conference, various core groups consisting of DGsP of different States were formed for holding discussions on key aspects of internal security. This year, for the first time over 200 officers of different seniorities from various States/UTs were also requested to submit papers on contemporary security issues being deliberated in the conference.
Hon'ble Prime Minister would also be participating in this Conference from tomorrow for the next two days.