5.4 lakh police posts vacant in India, 1.3 lakh in UP alone

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  1. The Bureau of Police Research and Development(BPR&D) has released a report on “vacancies in the police organization”.
  2. The report has revealed that there are 5.28 lakh police posts are lying vacant in the police organisation.
  3. The states with high shortage of police personnel included Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Telangana, and Maharashtra while Nagaland is the only state where actual strength exceeded the sanctioned strength.
  4. The wide difference between sanctioned and actual strength of vacancies can be attributed to reasons like (a)slow recruitment process (b)retirement and (c)untimely deaths.
  5. BPR&D was established in 1970 with the objective of the modernisation of police forces.It is nodal national police organisation to study,research and develop on subjects and issues related to policing.
  6. BPR&D functions under the aegis of Union Home Ministry.It is headquartered in New Delhi.Since its  formation,it has evolved as a multifaceted,consultancy organisation.
  7. At present it has 4 divisions which are (a)Research (b)Development, (c)Training and (d)Correctional Administration.