PM bats for SMART policing
Advocating the concept of ‘SMART’ policing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a country which has an efficient intelligence network does not need any arms and ammunition to run the government.
Focusing on the police force and intelligence agencies, the Prime Minister said he wanted a force which takes care of the country’s law and order in an efficient manner.
“By ‘SMART’ policing, I mean S for strict but sensitive, M for modern and mobile, A for alert and accountable, R for reliable and responsive and T for techno-savvy and trained”, Modi said while addressing the DGP’s conference here.
The police force should inculcate these values to ensure best policing which will go a long way in improving its image and work culture, he said.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the need to honour 33,000 police personnel martyred in the country after Independence as “this was not a small number and their sacrifice should not go waste”.
The Prime Minister said the country can be run through an efficient intelligence network without much dependence on arms.
“The country which has high class intelligence network does not need any arms and ammunition. So, it is very important to have a very high class intelligence network,” he said.
Modi said through a lot of good things were happening in the nation, positive stories should be published properly so that people are aware about it.
The Prime Minister said police welfare is another issue which need to be given importance.
“An officer may be very good but it is important that his/her family is (kept) well,” he said.