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NATGRID will come into operation by 2020

The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will came into effect from December 31, 2020.  It will enable multiple security and intelligence agencies a database related to immigration entry or exit, banking and telephone details etc from a common platform.  The project links various investigation agencies such as RAW and IB.  At least 100 Central ..

Status of Policing in India Report 2019

Based on a sample survey of 11,834 police personnel across 105 locations in 21 States, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies has published the “Status of Policing in India Report 2019.” What does the Report Say? Extra Hours The vast majority of police personnel in India, across gender, rank and contingent, work for ..

Social Security Code for New India

The government is in the process of formulating the code on social security and welfare for the third time as the trade unions and industry bodies had raised objections to some provisions in the earlier draft. The social security code is part of government’s effort to overhaul the country’s labour laws to condense them into four ..

Need of Witness Protection Laws

A shocking incident happened in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh wherein at a road accident, a rape survivor’s two aunts died leaving the rape survivor and her lawyer in a critical condition. Consequent to the death of the two individuals, one of whom was also a witness in the case, charges pertaining to attempt to murder were ..

Odisha government implements Center’s Witness Protection Scheme (WPS)

The Naveen Patnaik led Odisha Government has recently informed the state High Court that it has implemented the Central Government’s Witness Protection Scheme-2018. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that investigation, prosecution and trial of criminal offences are not prejudiced because witnesses are intimidated or frightened to give evidence without protection from other ..

Single police and fire service creates problems in Scotland

In Scotland, the police and the fire services were merged following the Police and Fire Reform in 2013. Bad money management and personnel issues are now creating problems. The Justice Committee report last years said that the issues were predominanlty on poor financial management and unclear lines of responsibilty.

Thousands of bystanders caught in Toronto

Toronto police officials deployed the controversial stingray surveillance technology over 2 months. They have swept up data from more than 20, 000 bystanders. The police have claimed to use the technology to investigate a 2014 investigation. The investigation was to enquire 11 suspects. The technology mimics a celuular tower and  forces all the nearby phones ..

2018 International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and ..