Police Well-being Programme to be extended by one more year, Tamil Nadu government tells Madras High Court 

The State government has told the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that the Police Well-being Programme that is being conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, will be extended by one more year from September 2022.

A Division Bench of Justices P.N. Prakash and R. Hemalatha was informed that the Police Well-being Programme was earlier extended by one year in 2021. The programme was initiated in 2018.

The State said it had allotted ₹61.51 lakh for the extended programme this year. A government order was issued in this regard on August 2. The main objective of the programme was to build the skills of the police personnel to mitigate the effect of stress.

Besides, a number of courses were covered under the Police Training Programme and they included: anger management, personality development, emotional management, holistic well-being, handling media, group therapy, public interface, ice breaking, empathy development, general interaction with the public, optimism and interpersonal relationship.

The State submitted the status report on the Police Well-being Programme to the court during the hearing in the 2020 suo motu case initiated in connection with the case of custodial deaths of trader P. Jayaraj and his son J. Benicks in Sattankulam in Thoothukudi district.

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Printable version | Aug 17, 2022 11:01:46 pm |