The Central Reserve Police Force has collaborated with Defence Research and Development Organization, Joint Advanced Technology Centre and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force has started the initiative to enhance their research and development proficiencies.
On Saturday, the officials from CRPF said that with the growing advancements in the technology, it is important for them to be updated with the recent technology but should also have the expertise to use it. They are constantly trying to keep up with the changing technologies by using them in their core activities.
The CRPF is making efforts to employ highly specialized technological experts from the forts of technology, namely DRDO and the IIT. The CRPF has also signed the Memorandum of understanding with these institutions.
V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT, Delhi, Dr AP Maheshwari, Director-General and the senior officers of the CRPF were present when Professor Naresh Bhatnagar, Sudhir Gupta, the director of JATC and Nalin Prabhat, IG Ops CRPF signed the MOU.
They are making a batch of 40 engineering officers of the CRPF with the right capabilities and strengths, they will have study the 3-6 months long certified course of IIT Delhi’s Continuing Education Program.
They will learn the skills and knowledge to increase the advantages and improvise the strategies and functions. Some officers will also enrol in the higher degree courses of the IIT, Delhi and shall be the technical advisors of the CRPF.
The trained officers will also be part of the Defence and technological research projects of the DRDO and IIT, Delhi. The main objective of this collaboration was to maximise the utilisation of police technology. This would also give feedback to the IIT Technical experts about modern technologies.
With a total of three lakh officers, 500 personnel have a degree in Engineering course. This validates that CRPF has the scope and ability to improvise in the technological area.