Indianmandarins has learnt that this year’s DGP conference may be held in the first week of December at Tekanpur BSF Academy.
The agenda for the three-day conference which may be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is being finalised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in consultation with the states and may include issues of internal security, human trafficking, demonetisation, narcotics, rising cases of traffic-related deaths, disaster management, safety of women, inter-state police coordination and tourist police.
In a recent communication to states, the IB directed the state police to encourage citizens to move to cashless transactions to curb fake currency and “anti-national” activities so that “the objectives of demonetization are fully accomplished”.
The Prime Minister and his team may review the status of recommendations made during the last three DGP conferences. According to the IB’s communication to the states, a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister in August found that the several recommendations remained pending.
Some of the recommendations made in the 2016 conference included a focus on regular patrolling and intelligence gathering by the constabulary, use of cyberspace, Aadhaar and fingerprints to its advantage, persuading children to attend school and for parents to participate in the Pulse Polio programme.
Officials said cases of inter-community marriages in Kerala are likely to be taken up for discussion during the conference in the wake of the National Investigation Agency claiming before the Supreme Court that the case of Akhila, who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, is not an “isolated incident”; the agency has told the court that it had detected a “pattern” emerging in Kerala.
Among other issues likely to be taken up for discussion will be a sharp rise in infiltration by militants from across the border and how to financially choke resources of militants groups like Lashkar and Jaish with international cooperation. A case study on the recent successes against Islamic State (IS) is also likely to be shared by states like Telangana, Karnataka, and Kerala.