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A comprehensive reform of the policing system is essential to create a just, transparent, and responsive policing system that can effectively tackle evolving crime scenarios while respecting the rights of individuals. Comment.

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.

3. A comprehensive reform of the policing system is essential to create a just, transparent, and responsive policing system that can effectively tackle evolving crime scenarios while respecting the rights of individuals. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

The article emphasizes the urgent need for reforming the policing system to address contemporary challenges and ensure effective law enforcement.

Key Demand of the question:

To about various reforms that are needed in the police force.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning importance of police in maintaining law and order in the country.

Body:

First, write about the need for reforms – mention systemic factors, attitudinal factors, and political factors etc which are responsible for this. Use recent to substantiate your points.

Next, mention the steps to be taken in this regard to have an efficient, empathetic, sensitive, responsive and an accountable police force. Cite various committees and SC recommendations in this regard as well.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.