New Delhi: Through video conferencing, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Chintan Shivir’ of State Home Ministers today.
In his address to the gathering, the Prime Minister praised law enforcement personnel for their efforts to ensure a peaceful environment during the festival season. He described the Chintan Shivir as a model of cooperative federalism.
The Prime Minister said even though law and order are the responsibility of the states as per the constitution, they are equally related to the unity and integrity of the country. “Every state should learn from each other, take inspiration from each other, work for the betterment of the country, this is the spirit of the constitution and it is also our responsibility towards the countrymen”, he said.
The Prime Minister stated that as the country’s strength grows, so will the power of every citizen and family in the country. He said, “This is good governance where benefits reach even the last person standing in the queue in every state. The Prime Minister emphasized the link between the law-and-order system and the development of the states. “It is very important for the entire law and order system to be reliable. Its trust and perception among the public are very important”, he pointed out. He noted the growing identity of NDRF and SDRF during times of natural calamities.
संविधान में भले कानून और व्यवस्था राज्यों का दायित्व है, लेकिन ये देश की एकता-अखंडता के साथ भी उतने ही जुड़े हुए हैं। pic.twitter.com/wZHVJ9f3h7— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2022
The Prime Minister stated that crime is no longer localised and that interstate and international crimes are on the rise. As a result, mutual cooperation between state agencies and between central and state agencies is becoming increasingly important. He stated that, whether it is cybercrime or the use of drone technologies for the smuggling of weapons or drugs, the government must continue to work on new technologies to combat the threat.
The Prime Minister said that in the Laws enacted by the central government a will to strongly handle corruption, terrorism and Hawala, is clear. “Laws like UAPA have given strength to the system in a decisive battle against terrorism”, he said.
What is Chintan Shivir?
The Chintan Shivir is being held at Surajkund, Haryana on the 27th & 28 of October 2022. Home Secretaries and Director General of Police (DGPs) of the States, Director Generals of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs) will also attend the Chintan Shivir.
The Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers is an endeavour to provide a national perspective to policy formulation on internal security-related matters, in accordance with the Panch Pran announced by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech. The Shivir, in the spirit of cooperative federalism, will bring more synergy in planning and coordination between various stakeholders at the centre and state levels.
कानून-व्यवस्था के पूरे तंत्र का विश्वसनीय होना, जनता के बीच उनका Perception क्या है, ये बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है। pic.twitter.com/Xn6eeuYqAq— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2022
The Shivir will deliberate on issues like the modernisation of police forces, cybercrime management, increased use of IT in the criminal justice system, land border management, coastal security, women’s safety, and drug trafficking among others.