Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, yesterday launched the nationwide Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme, which aims to build a bridge between the police and school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes. The Ministry of Home Affairs-sponsored programme focuses on students of classes VIII and IX. In the initial phase, it will be implemented in all government schools in urban and rural areas across the country, an official statement had said.
About the Student Police Cadet Programme:
The programme seeks to build a bridge between the Police and the larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes in school and outside.
The programme focuses on students of class 8 & 9 and special care has been taken to ensure that it does not lead to an increase in the workload of the students.
The programme does not have any prescribed textbook nor is any exam envisaged. Only one class in a month is proposed.
The programme seeks to cover broadly two kinds of topics: Crime prevention and control and Values and ethics.
The Programme shall be at first implemented in Government schools in both urban and rural areas.
The programme shall be steered by a State-level committee to be headed by the Principal Secretary, Home Department with the Principal Secretary, Education and Director General of Police as members. There shall be a similar committee at the district level headed by the District Magistrate with the District Inspector of Schools and Superintendent of Police as members.