State Police, MIT sign MoU

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Jul 2017 12:27:09


 

Staff Reporter,

The institute will conduct research work to make the State Police more public-oriented

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Wednesday at the CM House in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan between Madhya Pradesh Police and one of the best universities of the world -the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The institute will conduct research work to make the State Police more public-oriented.
Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla and Abdul Latif Jameel of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Institute, South Asian Head of Garibi Unmoolan Action Lab, Shobhni Mukherji signed the MoU. Police officers, professors and researchers of the institute were present on the occasion.
CM Chouhan said that constant efforts are being made to make community policing more effective in the State. A public hearing was started in the year 2009 in this direction.


A provision of 30 per cent reservation in the police force has been made to empower women in the State. The Chief Minister expressed happiness on the MoU with the institute. He said that the research work should be fair and conclusive. The conclusions of the study should help in improving and strengthening police system.


Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla said that the research work criteria will focus on dialogue between the public and police, police reaction-process and incorporation of women in police force.


Additional Chief Secretary Home K K Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Ashok Bernawal, Additional Director General of Police Rajiv Tandon and Anuradha Shankar Singh, Professor Virginia University Sandeep Suthankar, Professor Harvard University Akshay Mangla, Professor Vizner Virginia Gabriela Crooks, Project Officer JPA Lab South Asia Vishnu Padmanabhan, Research Assistant Anshuman Bhargav were present on the occasion.