Odisha Police launches State-wide Student Police Cadet Scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police launched the most awaited Student Police Cadet (SPC) Scheme here on Thursday.

Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Asit Kumar Tripathy inaugurated the state-wide launching programme from Capital High School premises.

Senior Officers of State Police including DGP RP Sharma and Cuttack- Bhubaneswar Commissioner of Police Satyajit Mohanty, teachers and students of Capital High School and newly scouted cadets were present during the launching of the programme.

“The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Scheme would certainly help injecting disciplines, social behaviour and many more good habits among the students who joined the scheme,” said Tripathy while speaking on the occasion.

Sharma, who graced the programme as Chief Guest, lauded the co-operation of Capital High School authorities for organising such a good programme in the school. In his speech he said that the SPC scheme would help the students better appreciate the role, constraints and arduous nature of police work in addition to educating them about disciplines and sense of responsibility. It would also help teaching them about team spirit, increased respect for law, gender equality and maintenance of safe environment.

The SPC scheme is a two year programme meant for students of 8th and 9th class with strength of 44 students in each school including 50% girl students.

The Department of School and Mass Education has identified 40 schools of Central as well as State run schools for implementation of the scheme, out of which 33 are state run schools and 7 are Central Schools.

The same scheme can be extended to other schools in the State in a phased manner in future as per the decision of State government.

The SPC Scheme started in Kerala and then BPR&D had taken the lead role in studying and expanding it to other states subsequently. The scheme was rolled out on 21st July 2018 at national level in Gudgaon. Odisha is one among the very few leading states along with Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Telengana in implementing the SPC scheme.

The programme is being contemplated as a long term sustainable and constructive solution to major internal security challenges recognized by police organization as increasing among the youth of today. These include increasing radicalization, rising crime rates and anti-social activities such as terrorism among youth, dwindling respect for law, weak sense of civic responsibility and environmental protection, increasing violence against women, substance abuse and misuse of ICT and technology.

The SPC can be seen as a part of Community Policing which is being implemented by Commissionerate Police and some other cities for last few years in Odisha. There will be exchange of views and ideas, among the students and police men during their visits to police stations as well as educational institutions.

The list of 40 schools are as:

  1. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aska.
  2. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Baripada.
  3. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Berhampur.
  4. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Cuttack.
  5. Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Bhubaneswar
  6. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khurda Road.
  7. Central School, Chandragiri
  8. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Munuduli, Cuttack
  9. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Paralakhemundi
  10. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Nuapada
  11. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Tarava.
  12. Angul High School
  13. Balasore Zilla School
  14. Town High School, Baragarh
  15. B.M Bagurai High School, Bhadrak
  16. Binaba High School, Balangir
  17. Janhapank High School, Boudh
  18. Ravenshaw Collgiate School, Cuttack
  19. B.B. High School, Dhenkanal
  20. Kandhal High School, Deogarh
  21. M.R. Boys School, Gajapati
  22. Onslow Institutions, Chhatrapur
  23. Jajpur Zilla School
  24. Binapani High School, Jagatsinghpur
  25. Town High School, Jharsuguda
  26. AJO High School, Phulabani
  27. Kesinga Bidyapitha, Kalahandi
  28. Kendrapara High School
  29. D.N. High School, Keonjhar
  30. Govt. Boys High School, Koraput
  31. Capital High School, Bhubaneswar
  32. Govt. High School, Malkangiri
  33. M.K.C High School, Baripada, Mayurbhanj
  34. Govt. Bapuji High School, Nabarangpur
  35. R.M.J. Nodal High School, Nayagarh
  36. Raja A.T. High School, Nuapada
  37. Puri Zilla School , Puri
  38. Govt. Nodal High School, Kashipur, Rayagada
  39. Govt. Nodal High School, Sambalpur
  40. Tangarpali Panchayat Samiti High School, Sundergarh
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