Movement for People’s Police
The movement would highlight the following issues :
- What we have today is ’Rulers Police’. It must metamorphose into ’People’s Police’.
- The executive stranglehold over the police must go. The police should have freedom to act as per the law of the land.
- Upholding the Rule of Law should be the supreme objective of the police.
- Registration of cases must improve. Assessment of crime situation should not be based on statistical figures.
- Police behaviour towards the common man should be marked by empathy and respect for human rights.
- Police must extend appropriate legal protection to the weaker sections of society, especially the scheduled castes/tribes, women and the minorities.
- Police infrastructure – manpower, transport, communications, and forensic support – must improve very substantially. Housing of the subordinate ranks must receive special attention.
- Any police officer, whether starting as a Constable, Sub-Inspector or DySP should be able to earn at least three promotions in his service career.
- A policeman should not be on duty for more than twelve hours, which may in due course be brought down to eight hours.
- Supreme Court’s orders on police reforms must be implemented. Acts legislated by state governments should conform to Court’s directions in letter and spirit.