The Virtual Conference on ‘Policing in India: Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and way Forward’ is organized by MMM’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune from April 7-9, 2022.
About the Organiser
‘Marathwada Mitra Mandal,’ is a public charitable trust established in 1967 at Pune to provide accommodation facilities to the students. Being established through the inspiration of socially and educationally charged personalities, it serves with a motto ‘Yethe Bahutanche Hit’ (Welfare of Masses).
To nurture future lawyers with the ideals and values required for playing a constructive role to create a better world, in 2003, Shankarrao Chavan Law College was established. The college organizes a wide range of co-curricular activities.
About the Conference
The Centre had organized A Two-Day National Conference on ‘Criminal Justice Administration in Modern India: Challenges and A Way Forward’ in June 2021.
On the eve of Indian Constitution Day, our Centre had organized a One Day National Symposium on ‘Investigation by Central Agencies and Centre-State Relations in India’. The present International Conference is another step in the same direction.
Theme of the Conference
Police are a crucial component of Criminal Justice. As well-defined by Professor Francis Pakes, “Police refers to the specialized body of people who carry out the organized forms of order maintenance, peacekeeping, rule of law enforcement, crime investigation and prevention, and other forms of investigation and associated information brokering….” Amongst all the functions, the task of investigation is the most crucial, as it has an impact on the accused and society at large.
The process of investigation is the bedrock of the Criminal Justice System and it is, therefore, the most crucial component to run the Criminal Justice System. The investigation is generally entrusted to state agencies in India.
It has been provided in Schedule VII, List II, State List, Entry 2 of the Constitution of India. However, the Central Government, by its powers under Schedule VII List I, Union List has created specialized investigative agencies.
Indian Police System is largely based on the Police Act of 1861, which has a colonial legacy. This law was passed by Britishers on the background of the First War of Independence of 1857 to protect their imperial, colonial and commercial interests.
We are not ready to change the outdated laws and colonial outlook after 75 years of Independence. Even today, police are addressed as police force instead of being addressed as police service. An Indian citizen feels that there is no police commitment to his/her basic human rights according to the law of the land.
The work culture of police is such that they are less bothered about the protection of Constitutional Values like equality, secularism, rule of law and more concerned about their political masters.
The Police are not trained professionally for the investigation.
The system carries many lacunas like lack of expert knowledge, lack of accountability & suitable work- culture and most importantly in-house machinery which will prevent the illegitimate pressure from the outsider.
Now in these days, internal security is not only a base for national growth but also is linked with national security because organized crime operates in a borderless world.
Terrorism, naxalism, economic frauds, violence against weaker & protection of interests of minority sections of society are some of the challenges before the police.
The unholy coalition between some of the communal leaders, criminal gangs, police, bureaucracy & politicians are challenging the democratic process of the nation. These are the contemporary issues primarily discussed at this international conference.
The International Conference, therefore, is a platform for the Judges, Advocates, Academicians, Research Scholars, Representatives of civil society, and students to discuss, debate, and understand the issues and challenges related to the Police System in India and come up with some rational solution to the problems.
- Law students of Under- Graduate & Post-Graduate level
- Research Scholars
- Law Professionals
- Police Officers
- Policy Makers
- Representatives of Civil Society/ NGOs
Online – MMM’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune, 202/A, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-411004
Registration / Submission Procedure
- The participants can participate in this conference by filling out the google form and depositing prescribed fees applicable to their category. Kindly take the screenshot or receipt of payment to upload in the google form while registering.
- In the case of paper presentation, the researcher should fill out the registration form by uploading the abstract with other details. The registration fee is not refundable.
- The registration link/google form is here.
For Indian Delegates:
- Law Student of SCLC, Pune- No fees
- Law Student, Research Scholar, Academicians, Lawyers and others professionals for only participation- Rs. 200 /-
- Law Student, Research Scholar, Academicians, Lawyers and other professionals for paper presentation- Rs. 400 /-
For Foreign Delegates:
- Law Student, Research Scholar, Academicians, Lawyers and others professionals for only participation- 10 USD
- Law Student, Research Scholar, Academicians, Lawyers and other professionals for paper presentation- 20 USD
Account Name – MMM’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College (LLM)
Account No. 50100106700092
Bank Name – HDFC Bank
Branch Name- Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune
IFSC Code – HDFC0000149
1. Registration Fees include only E-Certificate for participation/ Paper Presentation.
2. The Organizing Committee does have a plan to publish the research papers in the form of conference proceedings/book with ISBN No. after the conference and the selection depends on the quality of the research paper
- Submission of Abstract-20/03/2022
- Confirmation of Abstract-22/03/2022
- Submission of Full Paper-30/03/2022
- Last date of Payment of Fees & Registration-30/03/2022
- International Conference & Paper Presentation-07/04/2022 to 09/04/2022
Dr. Bhagwan Gawali
Head, Post- Graduate Dept and Coordinator,
Centre for Criminal Justice Administration,
MMM’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +91-8554960931
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