Public Administration Mains 2017 : Model Question and Answer - 49

Public Administration Mains 2017 : Model Question and Answer

(Public Administration Paper II / Chapter: Law and Order Administration)

(Important) Question : Discuss the need of police reforms to make Professional Police forces. (10 Marks/150 Words)

Model Answer :    

There is an undeniable need for police reform, but the prospects for this happening were bleak because of a multitude of factors, including the size of police forces, lack of political and community support.

In India, there is an overall reluctance to experiment with measures that could transform the police into a modern force to upgrade delivery of its service. People are frustrated with the same old political interference. The system needs drastic restructuring, beyond cosmetics, in order to make policing more professional and more acceptable to the common man.

Terrorism and cyber attacks in particular are heightening the levels of fear of the community. The issue is to infuse some fresh thinking into the twin problems of maintaining public order and combating conventional crime. The task was how to make the police shed their slumber and arbitrariness and acquire a fresh mindset to cope with the dire needs of a society under attack. (Total Words- 154)

(Linkages : Police Reforms and Professional Police Forces, Police Reforms and Political & Community Support, Police Reforms and New Challenges)

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