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Police in India works at 77% of its sanctioned strength, says study

A survey of nearly 12,000 police personnel across 22 states, along with interviews with their family members, finds that the forces work with just 3/4th of its required capacity

Sudipto Dey 

Police in India works at 77% of its sanctioned strength, says report

Status of Policing in India Report 2019 by Common Cause and Centre for the Study Developing Societies, highlights the dismal work conditions in which the operate in the country. A survey of nearly 12,000 personnel across 22 states, along with interviews with their family members, finds that the forces work with just 3/4th of its required capacity.

The institutional neglect of two key responsibilities — of improving work conditions and of orienting the to a more sophisticated, democratic and humane work ethic — emerges as the most striking finding of the study.

Police in India works at 77% of its sanctioned strength, says report

First Published: Wed, August 28 2019. 00:13 IST
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