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