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Volume 5 Issue 6
Revolutionizing Policing: Examining the Himachal Pradesh Police Act, 2007 within the Framework of 21st Century Reforms
|Abstract||This paper explores the transformative journey of policing in Himachal Pradesh, India, examining the Himachal Pradesh Police Act of 2007 within the context of 21st century reforms. India's intricate federal structure mandates a distinct legal framework for policing in each state. The historical evolution of policing in Himachal Pradesh is traced from the colonial-era Police Act of 1861 to the state-specific 2007 Act. The study analyzes the significant differences between these two legislative frameworks, emphasizing the broader scope of duties, enhanced powers, improved accountability, and greater welfare provisions for police personnel under the Himachal Pradesh Police Act of 2007. The Act's relevance within India's federal system is underscored, particularly in light of contemporary challenges and community engagement. The Himachal Pradesh experience serves as a model for effective police reform within a federal framework. It highlights the importance of context-specific legal frameworks for maintaining public order and safeguarding community interests in the 21st century. Effective implementation of the 2007 Act is crucial to realizing its full potential and offering valuable lessons for policing and governance in the evolving Indian landscape.|
|Keywords||Policing, Himachal Pradesh, Police Act, 21st Century Reforms, India|
|Field||Sociology > Administration / Law / Management|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Revolutionizing Policing: Examining the Himachal Pradesh Police Act, 2007 within the Framework of 21st Century Reforms - Kundesh Sharma - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8702|
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