Public Private Partnership in Indian Police Administration - Need of the Hour (Paper)
For a democracy the most important aspect is to maintain rule of law in the country. This duty of maintaining rule of law lies with the police department because of which its functions have always been under scrutiny. The police in India is governed by ages old Indian Police Act of 1861 and there is no doubt that with the changing circumstances police also need changes in their day to day administration. Continuous administrative and legislative reforms over the past few decades have allowed the police to work with other forces and various public sector undertakings so that their objectives can be efficiently achieved. However, these attempts are not helping as expected and to meet the challenges of a changing nation while maintaining high standard of community service, it is highly required that partnerships with private organizations must be encouraged and Public Private Partnership model in the police administration must be introduced. This paper discusses the ideas behind PPP model and discusses the benefits if PPP model is adopted in the police administration. The paper suggests some areas where PPP model can be really effective such as infrastructure development of police stations, CCTV services, traffic management etc. Further, the paper recommends, under PPP model, to develop National Police Application, an application which will work throughout the country and the public need not use different applications of different states.
Key Words:- PPP, Rule of Law, Police Reforms
Paper presented at National Seminar on Police Structuring – Enhancing Lean and Effective Institution
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar & National Security Advisory Board, Government of India on
August 21, 2018