Arun Jaitley sets credibility as yardstick for police

  • Tells IPS probationers to be committed

Hyderabad: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has called for deployment of modern tools to fight terrorism as the nature of crime is changing.

Addressing the Passing out Parade of 68th batch probationers of Indian Police Service at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad on Friday, Jaitley said, “crime is no longer conventional; new forms of crimes such as cyber crime have emerged.”

Addressing the IPS probationers, Jaitley said: “There are opportunities and struggles for you during your career. The day you pass out, your greatest possession should be credibility. You will be able to judge yourself on that one yard stick of credibility.”

The Union minister advised the young IPS officers to be committed to the cause of service, be humble, adhere to ethics and moralities and maintain professional standards. “When you are standing at the crossroads, just remember basic principles of life and when are you in doubt, just go straight, cutting to corners or choosing the easier path may bring you some momentary advantage but certainly not the long term advantage,” said Jaitley.

In her welcome address, Director of the National Police Academy Aruna Bahuguna said, in the new role as leaders and decision-makers, IPS probationers are fortunate to be benefited from 21st century technology and the immense power of information and data that ensures the facts at the disposal that were earlier just conjecture, she said. The NPA Director urged foreign trainees from Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives to carry the message of professional policing in the service of the people, taught during the 45 weeks of training period.

Jaitley also reviewed the Parade and took the general salute from the Parade. He presented trophies to meritorious IPS officer trainees. The Prime Minister’s Baton and Home Ministry’s Revolver for the Best All Round Probationer was presented to Rishikesh Bhagawan Sonawane.  Chaitra Teresa John won the Best Lady IPS Probationer Trophy. In all, 109 IPS probationers, including 26 lady officers, six officers from the Royal Bhutan Police Service, five from Nepal Police Service and four from the Maldives Police Service underwent the training.

-NSS

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