Graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges or those who have a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree should be recruited as cyber crime investigators, India’s top policy-making body Niti Aayog suggested as part of measures to overhaul India’s police.
The “Building Smart Police: Background into the needed Police Reforms” report called for a new approach to “specialised crimes”, suggesting recruitment of people with expertise in roles that typical constables or sub-inspectors cannot handle.
It calls for legislative and judicial changes that will help police across the country streamline their operations, focussing on core functions to maintain law and order. India’s police are long due for sweeping reforms that can help them tackle growing work pressure and crippling staff shortage, often blamed for rising crime.
The recruitment of techies as cyber crime investigators is among ways the new approach could work. IIT or MCA graduates can be hired as sub-inspectors