The 57th All-India Conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police was conducted for two days this year in New Delhi.
PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval attended the DG-IG conference where DGs of all states and UT including DGs of Central police agencies like CBI, NIA, NCB and others were present.
PM Modi suggested making the police forces more sensitive and training them in emerging technologies. He emphasised on the importance of National Data Governance Framework for smoothening of data exchange across agencies.
PM Modi said, "We should further leverage technological solutions like biometrics etc., there is also a need to further strengthen traditional policing mechanisms like foot patrols etc".
He recommended repealing obsolete criminal laws and building standards for police organisations across states.
He suggested prison reforms to improve jail management. He also discussed strengthening the border as well as coastal security by organising frequent visits of officials.
The PM emphasised on enhanced cooperation between state police and central agencies to leverage capabilities and share best practices. He suggested replicating the model of the DGPs- IGPs Conference at the state/district levels for discussing emerging challenges and evolving best practices among their teams.
The conference covered various aspects of policing and national security, including Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency and Cyber Security. Union Home Minister, Ministers for State for Home, National Security Advisor, Union Home Secretary, DGsP/IGPs of States/UTs and Heads of the Central Police Organisations/Central Armed Police Forces were also present in the Conference.
Around 600 officers of various ranks attended the Conference virtually from States/UTs.