Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called for creating an efficient and effective security management system and global talented workforce to face a wide range of challenges in the world.

Inaugurating a seminar on ‘Human Resource Development and Security Challenges’ held here under the aegis of Rakshashakti University, he said it is high time to prepare a new and more effective system for the security and safety of the society in the world. He said the conventional security and safety management system demands paradigm shift in work style through scientific research and analysis.

He said the Rakshashakti University has been set up keeping this end in view. The campus does not just prepare security personnel for degrees and diplomas, but for any eventuality concerning the safety and security of the people, anywhere in India or the world. The campus also served as a platform for experts to interact and improve upon the traditional training methods for the welfare of the mankind. There is scope for Rakshashakti graduates to become criminal lawyers, too.

Mr. Modi said the duty of policemen and security forces nowadays entails ensuring the safety of citizens from terrorism and other international crimes as well. He said it is not enough to provide uniforms or inculcate a sense of discipline or eulogize security forces’ martyrdom; there is need for change in the syllabus and mindset for specialized training.

He said there is also a need to change the post-recruitment training system of security personnel from the ‘job-assignment oriented single tunnel’ to wider value-additions.

In his keynote address, former Border Security Force Director-General of M.L. Kumawat described the Gujarat Chief Minister’s initiative to modernize training methods of security personnel as an inspiration for India. It is not just in India, but several other countries face new problems to internal security.

The seminar is being attended by Minister of State for Home Praful Patel and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Balwant Singh, besides 300 senior officers of various police and other security agencies of the country. Rakshashakti Director-General O.P. Mathur earlier gave details of the seminar and Director Vikas Sahay welcomed the guests.

April 03, 2011


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed.

The Prime Minister said that together India had defeated Covid last year & India can do it again, with the same principles but faster speed and coordination.

The PM stressed that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment. Early testing and proper tracking remains key to reduce mortality. He also said that local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns.

The Prime Minister directed that close coordination with States must be ensured in handling the pandemic. He said that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients. The Prime Minister also directed that additional supply of beds through temporary hospitals and isolation centres should be ensured.

PM spoke about the need to utilize the full potential of India’s pharmaceutical industry to meet the rising demand of various medicines. He reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines. The Prime Minister was briefed on actions taken to address the issue of availability of Remdesivir. Through the efforts of the Government, capacity and production augmentation for manufacturing of Remdesivir has been ramped up to provide around 74.10 lakh vials/month in May while the normal production output in January-February being just 27-29 lakh vials/month. Supplies have also increased from 67,900 vials on 11th April going up to over 2,06,000 vials on 15th April 2021 which are being particularly focused on states with high caseload and high demand. He took note of the ramped up production capacity, and directed that issues relating to real-time supply chain management to States must be resolved urgently in coordination with the States. The Prime Minister directed that use of Remdesivir and other medicines must be in accordance with approved medical guidelines, and that their misuse and black marketing must be strictly curbed.

On the issue of supply of medical oxygen, the Prime Minister directed that the installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be sped up. 162 PSA Oxygen plants are being installed in 32 States/UTs from PM CARES. The officers informed that 1 lakh cylinders are being procured & they will be supplied to states soon. The officers briefed the PM that they are in constant supply with 12 high burden states in assessing the current and future requirement of medical oxygen. A supply mapping plan for 12 high burden states till 30th April has also been undertaken. The Prime Minister also said that supply of oxygen required for production of medicines and equipment necessary to handle the pandemic should also be ensured.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the status of availability & supply of ventilators. The Prime Minister noted that a real time monitoring system has been created, and directed that concerned State governments should be sensitized to use the system proactively.

On the issue of vaccination, the Prime Minister directed all officials to make efforts to utilize the entire national capacity, in public as well as private sector, to ramp up vaccine production.

He was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Union Home Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Pharma Secretary. Dr V K Paul, Niti Aayog was also present.