युक्ती हीने विचारे तु धर्महानि प्रजायते


On the 9th of March 2023, the Centre for Financial and Regulatory Governance Studies (CFRGS), in collaboration with the Centre for Criminal Law, Criminology and Victimology (CCLCV) of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, organized a 1-day training program for the Indian Police Service (IPS) Probationers of the 74th Regular Recruitment (74 RR) attached to the West Bengal police cadre.
Addressing the starting session, Prof. Vaneeta Patnaik, Director, CFRGS, welcomed the IPS Probationers and stated that she looks forward to a productive training session, especially as it is unlike the corporate training, the Centre is usually involved in and acknowledged that this is a new and joint effort by the Centre for Financial and Criminal Laws respectively.
Following the brief address by Prof. Vaneeta Patnaik, the welcome address was delivered by Prof (Dr.) N K Chakrabarti, Vice Chancellor (VC) of NUJS. Welcoming the Probationers, Prof. Chakrabarti gave a brief address on the history and evolution of the university and talked about his experience and role in the Criminal Justice Administration and his background in Penology, in which he did his doctoral thesis. Addressing the session, Prof. Chakrabarti underlined that law enforcement officers, besides famillizaring themselves with the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), and the Indian Evidence Act, which serves as the three pillars of criminal law, must also contextualize the application of the law. Wherein it is essential that law enforcement officials understand that the law is not applied in a vacuum, but its intersections with criminology, sociology, and contemporary circumstances are understood and appreciated.

After the welcome address by the VC, the first training session was conducted by Prof. Kavita Singh, from CCLCV, on the West Bengal Public Service Act 2013 & Public Order Act. For this session, Prof. Singh noted that the pedagogy is not oriented as a section-by-section reading of the law but rather a session in which soft skills can be inculcated on how to read and appreciate the law.

Following the first session was a lunch break, and the second session followed on the West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act, 1950, by Ms. Kanchan Yadav, Research Scholar at NUJS. In this session, Ms. Yadav talked about the nature and scope of the Act and the registration and licensing procedure that is mandated under the law.
The third session on The Bengal Excise Act 1909 and The Bengal Price Competition and Gambling Act 1957 was addressed by Prof. Sanjay Kumar from CFRGS.In this session, Prof. Kumar highlighted and explained the objectives, provisions, and penalties for violating the two Acts. During the session, Prof. Kumar discussed the key provisions of both Acts and their practical applications. He also highlighted the importance of these Acts in maintaining law and order and generating revenue for the state government.
The final session of the training for IPS Probationers was on the Legal Framework Governing Wildlife Crime in West Bengal conducted by Prof. MP Chengappa. The aim of the session was to provide a detailed understanding of the legal provisions related to wildlife crime and the measures taken by the government to combat it.
During the session, Prof. Chengappa discussed the West Bengal Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959 and also made references to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. He emphasized the importance of enforcing these laws, despite laws pertaining to the prevention of wildlife crime being largely uncodified, and the need for strong and effective action against wildlife crime.
In conclusion, the training session on the West Bengal Public Services Act, Public Order Act, Bengal Excise Act, West Bengal Medical Establishments Act, and the Wildlife Preservation Acts was a comprehensive and informative program for the IPS Probationers. The sessions were conducted by knowledgeable trainers who provided valuable insights and examples to the police probationers, which would be useful for the trainees to handle complex law enforcement situations. Moreover, a feedback form was distributed by Prof. Vaneeta Patnaik to gather the opinions and suggestions of the IPS probationers, which would help the Centres to improve the quality of their future training programs. Overall, the training session successfully provided the necessary knowledge and skills to the IPS probationers to fulfill their future roles and responsibilities.
Total Participants / Trainees – 17
Room No – 125, Academic Block
Timing – 11 AM – 5 PM