IIM(A) also to conduct classes in Hyderabad

As many as 147 senior police officials in the rank of Additional Director General of Police from across the country will undergo training in management and leadership aspects at the London Business School in the last week of July. Ahead of that, experts from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) will conduct classes for the officers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

Chennai Police Commissioner T. Rajendran, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) K. Radhakrishnan, Additional Director General of Police (Training) R. Sekar will be among eight officers who will participate in the mid-career training programme being organised at the initiative taken by NPA Director K. Vijay Kumar, police sources said.

According to a senior police official, the objective of the training was to expose the officers to conceptual management skills suitable to any person heading a world-class organisation. Some of the topics to be handled by the IIM(A) include strategic management, performance management module, public policy, organisational behaviour and information systems.

In London, the officers would be interacting with strategic thinkers and practitioners and visit centres of excellence in various fields. “Attending mid-career training programme has been made mandatory as per the IPS (Pay) Rules, 2007. In the current programme, preference has been given to officers belonging to the 1982-84 batches of the IPS.

“The training, being conducted by the IIM(A) in collaboration with the London School of Business, is the first of its kind. The programme is compulsory as officers completing 28 years of service would not be eligible to get increment in pay unless he/she undergoes the mid-career training prescribed by the Central Government,” Mr. Rajendran said.

At the NPA, the officers would be trained in the handling of Improvised Explosive Devices and use of Global Positioning Systems as part of meticulously planned training module, the sources added.