The present governing instrument of the Indian police force is the Police Act of 1861. Together with the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure it forms the present but outdated police system in India. In India, police is a State subject under the constitution. The police force in modern India is typically burdened with the handling of disparate responsibilities: 1) maintaining law and order; 2) riot control; 3) crime investigation; 4) protection of state assets; 5) VIP protection; 6) Traffic control. The structure in the police force is strictly hierarchical and the decision making is centralized with a few high ranking police officers. There have been many attempts to reform the Indian police system both on a State level and on a central level. Since 1971 there have been six major reform committees. However, reforming police force requires time and patience, close cooperation and involvement of the police force itself. Many of the problems of the Indian police system owe to the British methods of and standards for recruitment for the constabulary, which still forms 90 per cent of the police force in the country.
Dr. S.S. Chauhan (b 1970), Presently Faculty member in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University is MPA, LL.B, PhD & D.Litt from Lucknow University . He has long academic career spanning over more than two decades, having 22 research papers & Four books to his credit. Dr. Chauhan has completed two research projects sponsored by the ICSSR, Government of India. He is also associated with Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non-governmental organization based at Lucknow. His active involvement with teaching, research and training has given him deep insight to handle the subjects of social relevance.
Dr. S.S. Chauhan
ISBN : 978-81-7139-873-7
Price : Rs1350
Edn. : 2018