The three-decade old National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has been merged with another central police organisation the BPRD by the government recently with an aim to improve efficiency of development works related to policing. The Union home ministry on August 4 issued an order on the merger in order to “improve administrative efficiency and optimal utilisation of resources.”
The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) chief Meeran C Borwankar said the merger will boost crime data collection and research efforts of the two organisations. The BPRD Director General (DG) will be the head of the merged new entity, where the NCRB Director, an Additional DG rank post will report to the former. “It is a constructive idea.It will give proper back up of crime collection work done by the NCRB to the research work done by the BPRD,” DG Borwankar told PTI.
The NCRB was created in 1986 as the central police organisation to collect crime data, on various parameters, from across all the states of the country. It is also implementing the ambitious crime and criminal tracking network (CCTNS). The BPRD, created in 1970, is the national police organisation to study, research and develop on subjects and issues related to policing.