India’s policy makers and the enlightened elements in the steel frame need to appreciate the gravity of the problem and understand the ramifications.
Suppressing crimes is an exalted art form practiced as a matter of reflex in our police stations.
The symbiotic relationship between politicians with criminal backgrounds and highly ambitious careerist bureaucrats is damaging democracy.
The IPS officer’s death, his financial distress and the indifference of his seniors to his plight have put focus on the urgent need to hold the defunct police leadership accountable.
The Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) scheme, recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, has no mention of the men and women who form the police force.
Indian prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. Unless these issues are dealt with, prisons will remain hellish for the socio-economically disadvantaged.
None of the police chiefs in the history of independent India have stood up to their political masters. None have sacrificed their career and post-retirement avenues to uphold their professional ethos. It is time this changes.
The appointments were made even after the screening committee was told about the ineligibility of the IPS officers chosen for promotion as DGP.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
Sri Lanka is heading towards one of its worst droughts in 30 years, which in the long-term could lead to land degradation and seriously impact the country’s economy.
Dividing Telangana into 27 districts will be the easy part compared to the challenge of finding enough IAS and IPS officers, and judges and courts to man the new districts.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
The elite within the police service cultivate a quasi-feudal culture of command that ensures they remain within political favour.
“Madagascar is facing great calamity and in order to boost the agricultural sector, farming must be approached as a broader development agenda.”
Sreenath Sreenivasan has just been appointed chief digital officer of New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Tunku Varadarajan interviewed him – over WhatsApp – on what the job entails.
The Supreme Court has time and again said that personal remarks and strictures should not be passed unless absolutely essential. Then why berate Sanjiv Bhatt in such strong language?