Umsaw( Meghalaya ), April 6 : A total of 578 trainee officers in the rank of Sub Inspectors of Police, including 178 lady officers completed of 50 th batch of basic course – the largest ever batch in the history of NEPA since its inception in the year 1978.
The Dikshant Parade (Passing out Parade) was held at the Parade Ground of the Academy Campus at Umsaw Village, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya on Wednesday.
Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, reviewed the parade and commissioned these officers into active policing. Deepak Kumar, IPS, Director, NEPA, administered oath to the trainees.
Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, IPS, the DGP Assam, blessed and congratulated the trainees. A large number of high-ranking officials from Assam & Meghalaya, special invitees, relatives of trainee officers, officers and staff of NEPA have witnessed the spectacular parade displayed by the trainee officers.
These trainees, who have passed out from NEPA, came from different backgrounds and were once ordinary citizens. With many months of gruelling training, they have acquired the knowledge and competence and became professionally skilled officers. They have developed the skill and right attitude to serve the society while observing the dignity of human rights. These officers have received adequate training to perform in any kind of environment with confidence.
CM , Assam ,Dr Himanta BiswaSarma, in his address, congratulated the young officers and distributed the Trophies & Medals awarded to the trainees for their individual performance during the training period. Cadet Sub Inspector Baharul Islam, whocommanded the parade, was awarded with the Governor of Meghalaya ‘Sword of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal, for being the all round best cadet. Cadet Sub Inspector Noor Neha Begum was awarded with the Chief Minister Meghalaya ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal’ for being best cadet in indoor subjects, while Cadet Sub Inspector Biplab Gohain received the Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for being the best cadet in outdoor subjects. The B R Lall Academy Trophy & NEPA Silver Medal for exemplary conduct was bagged by Cadet Sub Inspector Mritunjoy Singha.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, NEPA has accepted the challenge of conducting the 50th Basic Coursewith exceptionally large number of trainees. On their arrival at NEPA, trainee officers were kept in quarantine centre as per the prevailing Covid-19 protocol; and during this period essay competition, online indoor classes and yoga classes were conducted. All kinds of precautions and safety measures as per standing instructions were taken to run the course.These trainee officers had commenced their one-year basic training in the Academy with effect from 19th January 2021. The trainees were accommodated in various messes such as Kaziranga Mess, Cherrapunjee Mess, Tawang Mess, Loktak Mess, Neer Mahal Mess and KeibulLamjao Mess. All the lady officers are accommodated separately in Kaziranga Mess, and mess girls were also engaged to look after the needs of lady officers’ trainees. Considering the large number of women trainee officers in the 50th Basic Course, the Assam Government has attached few women police instructors, on the request of NEPA.
These officers were trained on a well researched module approved by Bureau of Police Research & Development, Govt of India. The training curriculum of Basic Course is broadly divided into Indoor and Outdoor Subjects. The indoor syllabus comprises of three broad categories i.e. Police Science, Legal Studies, and Social Science. The outdoor syllabus includes Drill, Weapons Training, Physical Efficiency, Police Operations and Tactics.
The trainees have been imparted with essential skills, knowledge and required attitude to deliver their best once they join active service. Keeping in view the present scenario of policing, many new Topics have been included in the indoor syllabus, such as National Security, Importance of Quick Response, Alertness and Reaction to Situation, Trust Deficit in Police, Crime Against Women, Revenue Records, Registration of document with Sub-Registrar, Dealing with Civil Suits and Writ Petitions, Banking Process, Preparation of Externment Proposal, Investigation of Railway crimes, Death from Starvation, Heat, Cold, Lightning & Electricity, Reading & understanding of nature of injuries mentioned in MLCs & PM Reports, Legal Aspects of Insanityand Medical Legal Aspects of Insanity.
These trainees have been fortunate to interact with eminent Guest Speakers from various Expert Organisations, Academic institutions, High ranking Police officers from Assam and Meghalaya, Serving and retired Dignitaries from all over the Nation, who have shared their vast knowledge and experience with the trainees, which will be highly beneficial for the trainees throughout their service career. The huge list of guest speakers included prominent names viz Smt. Archana Ramasundaram, IPS (Rtd), Member, Lokpal of India, KuladharSaikia, IPS (Rtd) Ex-DGP Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta,IPS, DGP Assam, G P Singh, IPS, Spl. DGP, Assam, Dr L R Bishnoi, IPS,Spl. DGP, Assam, Dr G V Shiva Prasad, IPS, Spl. DGP, Assam, Surendra Kumar, IPS, ADGP,Assam, A Y V Krishna, IPS, ADGP, Assam, Prof. (Dr.) J D Sharma, Dr HSG University, Dr Sweekar Lama, Asstt Prof. SPUP, etc.
As a part of the outdoor training, the trainees underwent 6 days tactics and jungle camp where they carried out Cordon and Search Operations, Field Craft, Ambush and Counter Ambush, Raid, Seizure, etc. Driving, Swimming, Horse Riding and Yoga were also taught as a part of Basic Training.
Several other Modules were also organised for the trainees, in collaboration with other organisations, such as “First Aid and Disaster Management”, “Module on Border Management”, “Fire Emergencies”, “Writing of Case Diaries and preparation of Final Reports’, etc. Awareness Programme on “Blood Donation and organ Donation” was also organized. Discussion was held on “Organization, Role, Responsibilities and Emerging challenges of the Army in the present context” with the Army Officers from 101 Area, Shillong. Besides these, they also have successfully obtained Post Graduate Diploma in “Police Administration and Investigation” by Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur.Introduction of Psychological Assessment Test started for the first time with 50 th Basic Course trainees.
During the training period, these trainees were actively engaged in various Club Activities to build a well-rounded personality, promote team spirit and sportsmanship. The trainees were encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities through various clubs like Extempore and Debate Club, Quiz Club, Sports Club, Social Service Club, Literary Club, IT Club and Cultural Club. The trainees have organised cultural programs, Tree plantation programme, etc.,besides organising sports events such as Football Tournament, Volley ball tournament, photo exhibition, quiz competition, debate. reviews, photographs of various events, etc.
The trainees were given the privilege to participate in “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” in Group Centre CRPF, Guwahati. As a part of social outreach programme, the trainees were encouraged to participate in Social Service activities such as, Blood Donation Camp, SwachhtaAbhiyaan in NEPA Campus as well as in the nearby villages.
In the year 2021 NEPA has conducted several offline courses and a total of 292 police personnel and trainees have participated. Besides, the Academy also conducted 50 online courses / webinars in the year 2021, in which 1500 personnel have participated.
This year in 2022 from January till date, NEPA has conducted 11 offline courses so far, where 278 police personnel and other officers have participated. Besides, the Academy has also conducted 9 online webinars and in-service courses and a total of 236 trainees have participated in these courses.
North Eastern Police Academy is one of its kind in the Country, under Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India. It is dedicated to impart training to the police personnel of the North Eastern States and also from across the country to safeguard the value of freedom – freedom from disorder, criminal acts and criminals. NEPA has done a remarkable service in bringing cohesiveness, professionalism, co-operation and uniformity among the State police forces of the N E Region.