New Delhi. President Draupadi Murmu on Saturday said that in the era of technology and social media, problems like ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) and ‘Deep Fake’ are coming to the fore. In such a situation, police officers will always have to remain updated in the field of technology and always have an edge over criminals.
A group of Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers of 75 RR (2022 batch) called on President Draupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Addressing the probationers, the President said that the main responsibility of police administration and law and order rests with the state governments, but IPS officers provide leadership to the police officers and employees appointed by the state governments. In this way, the work of unifying the police system of the country into a pan-India thread is done by the officers of the Indian Police Service.
The President said that the police forces at the state level and national level have made invaluable contribution in maintaining law and order in the country and in keeping the unity and integrity of the country intact. He said that the police forces face many challenges including cyber crime, drug cartels, left wing extremism and terrorism. Circumstances change rapidly due to the influence of new technology and social media. Generative Artificial Intelligence is used by criminals and problems like deep-fakes are emerging. He said that police officers will always have to be updated in the field of technology and always have an edge over criminals.
The President said that strengthening of law and order is an essential condition for economic and social development. Globally, nationally and locally it has been seen that entrepreneurs do not want to invest where the law and order system is not strong. Thus, the police department plays a central role in the multidimensional development of any area.
The President said that the Government aims to provide opportunities for the development of talent and potential of every citizen. It is our national priority that all citizens become partners in the development journey. He said that during Amrit Kaal, police officers will also play a decisive role in fulfilling the resolve of making the country an overall developed nation.
He said that in this batch of 2022, 21 percent are women. There are 554 women officers working in IPS, which is about 13 percent of the total number of deployed officers of 4344. Expressing confidence, the President said that the number of women IPS will continue to increase further.