With an objective to contribute towards building a strong nation; IIM Indore after collaborating with Madhya Pradesh Police, now has signed a MoU with Uttar Pradesh Police. The objective of the MoU is to strengthen beat policing, develop tools for better law enforcement, traffic and strategic patrolling as well as exploring ways to improve the efficiency and morale of police personnel while reducing stress. The MoU was signed between Professor Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore and Mr. OP Singh, Director General of Police (DGP), UP on January 21, 2020.
‘The main purpose of the MoU is to review the existing ‘beat policing system’ of the state police and make recommendations for further strengthening of the system. We would also aim at strengthening the law and order and exchange research personnel and technical expertise’, said Mr. Singh.
Professor Rai noted that the Institute would also contribute in the areas of public administration, management and public policy for police officials. ‘This would also include exchange of experts and researchers for short term training. The topics would include big data analytics, artificial intelligence, communications, broadcasting, video analytics, social media management, etc.’, he said. Professor Rai will also conduct a session for senior IPS officials to discuss strategic and better ways to negotiate law and order situation. ‘There are at times situations when crowd management is important. Negotiation helps in sorting problems just by effective communication and can eliminate the chances of violence or damage of public property. We aim to conduct training sessions for the officers wherein they can learn effective ways to negotiate and communicate with the mob’, he said.
‘This MoU would also help the state police in data analytics and geographical information system in better positioning of UP-112 Patrol and responsive vehicles, helping in better crime mapping and analysing crime trend’, added Mr. Aseem Arun, Additional Director General (ADG-112). This would help in deriving some permanent solutions to challenges faced by police in taking precautionary and preventive measures, he said.
MoU for Smart City Lucknow: IIM Indore also signed a MoU for Mission Smart City Lucknow on January 21, 2020. This MoU was signed by Professor Rai and Mr. Mukesh Meshram, Commissioner and Mr. Indramani Tripathi, Municipal Commissioner. This MoU will contribute to better traffic management, effective cleanliness and solid waste management system and development of Smart City Lucknow prototype. Multiple training programmes would also be conducted under this.