NEW DELHI: Describing the Indian Police Service (IPS) as one of the pillars of our national administrative system, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that their mandate was to uphold a common concept of the rule of law and of our democratic polity.
Addressing a group of officer trainees of the 69 RR (2016 Batch) of the Indian Police Service, from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President 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 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. “Their holy book and their constant guide must be the Constitution,”he said. The President said that technology is both a challenge and a tool for policing.