Centre Implements Intensive Training Strategy on New Criminal Laws

  • 03 May 2024

Recently, the Union Government launched comprehensive training for police and prison personnel nationwide on new criminal laws to ensure a smooth transition from colonial legacies to modern justice systems.

  • Legislative Replacements: The Parliament replaced existing laws with Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023, effective from July 1, 2024.
  • Focus on Speedy Justice: New laws prioritize speedy justice and court management, ensuring access to justice for all citizens while incorporating modern provisions and technologies.
  • Training Initiatives: The Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) develops training modules and integrates with the iGOT portal for widespread dissemination.
  • Inclusive Approach: Efforts are made to ensure no personnel are left behind, with states and UTs urged to actively participate and facilitate training sessions for police and prison officials.
  • Resource Support: BPR&D offers resource persons and literature to aid states/UTs in conducting training programs, while the National Informatics Centre (NIC) provides technical training online.
  • Nationwide Collaboration: The initiative involves collaboration between central and state agencies to ensure comprehensive training and effective implementation of the new laws.