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Common Cause and many renowned citizens have filed a PIL challenging the arbitrary appointments of India's new Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioner as illegal and void, and violative of the principles of 'impeccable integrity' and 'institutional integrity' laid down by the Apex Court in the landmark Vineet Narain Vs Union of India case of 1998.

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Feb 20, 2018
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GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Feb 20, 2018
Big Data Can Help If We Want It To                                                                                                                   GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Children play ‘cops-and-thieves’... Read More

Numbers Speak: Crime & Police

Mar 03, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
CRIME, POLICE AND THE PEOPLE What the Numbers Tell Us Humanity has a curious history of obsession with crime. Violence intrigues us, derelictions constantly readjust our sense of morality. But numbers, bunched up into dry statistics, fail to appeal. Yet, every figure tells a story. This paper is an attempt to tap into the statistical figures accessed from official government documents available in the public domain [National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and Bureau of Police Research and Dev... Read More

Directions and Deliberations

Mar 03, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
THE LANDMARK JUDGEMENT AND BEYOND Stuck Between Directions & Implementations                                                                                                                  ... Read More

Some Excerpts from Dialogue

Mar 03, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
EXCERPTS FROM THE DIALOGUE ON POLICE REFORMS Some Thought-Provoking Observations Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Mr. Yechury emphasised that police reforms cannot be achieved without political and judicial reforms. As long as the tenure and stability of the police officers are controlled by the political masters, one cannot expect efficiency in policing. He was concerned about the extra-professional pressures put on police officers. He observed that In... Read More

Transparency Through Technology

Mar 05, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
POLICE MODERNISATION IS THE KEY Technology Can Bring Transparency Independence of the police is as essential as the independence of judiciary. I acknowledge that it is difficult for the police to work in the absence of a connection with the government but there is an urgent need to ensure non-interference in the working of the investigating officer from his superiors and external forces in the context of criminal trials. Under Section 173 (of Criminal Procedure Code), the opinion of the of... Read More

Annual Report

Mar 05, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2016-17                                                                                                                            Annual Report The last o... Read More

Reforms Begin at the Grassroots

Mar 06, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
THE LANDMARK JUDGEMENT AND BEYOND Stuck Between Directions & Implementations The theme of our deliberations is - “Without Fear or Favor”. How can such policing be achieved? How can the “ideal” be defined? Does it imply a police which does not look up to the politicians for directions and instead goes by the law books and the Constitution? A police which considers itself accountable to the people of the country? A police which upholds the rule of law under all circum... Read More

Seven Directives at a Glance

Mar 06, 2018
Volume: XXXVI No. 4
The Roadmap to Police Reforms issued in 2006                                                                                                                            Seven Directives ... Read More