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The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chairing a meeting to review the progress of BPR&D and NCRB, in New Delhi on June 12, 2018. The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and the Additional Secretary, MHA, Smt. Rajni Sekhri Siba are also seen.

Union Home Minister exhorts BPR&D to train policemen in soft skills

Newdelhi:12/6/18:The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at a meeting here today exhorted the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to work towards imparting training in soft skills to all the policemen in the country. He also urged for identification at district level of exceptional police officials who could be the role models for others. Shri Rajnath Singh also stressed on imparting training skills to prevent cyber crimes 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 organisation. Shri 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, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officials of MHA and BPR&D were present at the meeting.

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