President Kovind urges IPS trainees to uphold rule of law

President Ram Nath Kovind today urged a group of 2016 batch of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer trainees from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy to uphold rule of law.

Addressing the officer trainees at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Kovind said “the Indian Police Service is one of the pillars of our national administrative system. As members of an All-India Service, they will no doubt serve in individual states – but they will represent a national idea. Their mandate is to uphold a common concept of the rule of law and of our democratic polity.”

“In that sense, they are guardians of not just public order and honest conduct – but of the majesty of the law,” the President added.

President Kovind also called upon the officers to discharge their duties without fear or favour and without time delays.

He stated that as professional civil servants, they should be unafraid to give the political executive honest and unbiased advice and Constitution must constantly guide them, which is their holy book.

The President further urged the officer trainees to make use of technology as an effective tool for policing.

Earlier last month, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressing IPS probationers at Sardar Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad urged them to maintain good conduct and behaviour during your service.

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