APDI Governing Council Meet

Indian private investigators to attend Interpol World Congress at Singapore

The Governing Council of the Association of Private Detectives & Investigators of India (APDI) has recently met at PHD House, New Delhi. The Council was attended by eminent former high ranking bureaucrats, intelligence and police officers including N C Padhi, former Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India; Anil Chaudhary, former Secretary, MHA, Government of India; M L Sharma IPS, former Special Director CBI & DGP, Rajasthan Police; B S Sial, IPS, former DGP, Karnataka Police; and Suresh Dhundia, former Joint Secretary, MHA. Ashok Prasad, who has recently retired as the Secretary, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs attended the meeting as a Special Guest. Presently he is working as the Advisor to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Subhash Wadhawan, National President, APDI in his opening remarks, admired the feats of APDI and the growing professional excellence and credibility of its investigating professionals, not only in India but around the international sphere. It is a great honour for APDI, and for India that the Chairman, Kunwar Vikram Singh has been elected as the President of the World Association of Detectives (WAD).

WAD is the apex global body of the investigation and security services which was formed in 1925 and is functional in 124 countries. The 92nd Annual WAD Conference will be held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi during 9-14 October 2017 where more than 100 foreign delegates from various countries are expected to participate. The Chairman also unveiled the ‘logo’ for the Conference.

The Council decided to participate in the forthcoming Interpol World Congress at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore during July 04-07, 2017. This is the first time that the members of APDI who are also members of World Association of Detectives (WAD) shall be participating in the Interpol conference. The WAD-APDI delegation will be led by Kunwar Vikram Singh, President of WAD.

V M Pandit, former President, APDI gave a presentation on the upcoming Interpol World Congress and educated the audience about it. He pronounced its theme as ‘Fostering Innovation for Future Security Challenges’ and clarified that WAD is partnering with Interpol in its new project to involve professional associations in community safety and crime prevention. More than 19 members of WAD based in India have consented to attend the event.

Kunwar Vikram Singh, Chairman, APDI informed the Council that on an invitation from the Ministry of Home Affairs, an APDI delegation headed by him and constituted of Subhash Wadhawan, National President; Pawan Ahluwalia, MD, Premier Shield, Advisor; C Pal Singh, former IGP, Advisor; Mahesh Sharma, Secretary General; and V M Pandit, met the MHA officials at a meeting which was chaired by the Secretary (BM) MHA, and attended by the Additional Secretary and the Joint Secretary (PM) MHA. A number of IGPs of the state police department and representative from BPR&D were also present there. The meeting was held to discuss the status of the Private Detectives Agencies Regulation Act (PDARA) which is expected to be re-tabled in the Rajya Sabha in upcoming session of the Parliament.

The APDI delegates impressed upon the option of introducing a new legislation in which the regulatory role should be given to APDI, in the similar manner as other professionals like advocates, doctors, charted accountants and engineers are being regulated through their respective associations as per the regulatory processes passed through pertinent Acts of Parliament. The Chairman indicated that the officials of the MHA were inclined to the suggestions given by them. However, the MHA expressed their concerns over the quality of training needs to be imparted to the private investigators, and emphasized that the National Occupational Standards for Private Investigators drawn by SSSDC and approved by NSDC should be examined by a committee of the MHA.

The other eminent participants also marked notable words of appreciation, suggestions and updating at the forum of the APDI Governing Council.

The Governing Council was attended by chapter presidents from Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat, MP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana, Goa and Himachal Pradesh respectively. National office bearers of APDI were also present there.

The Governing Council of the Association of Private Detectives & Investigators of India (APDI) has recently met at PHD House, New Delhi. The Council was attended by eminent former high ranking bureaucrats, intelligence and police officers including N C Padhi, former Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India; Anil Chaudhary, former Secretary, MHA, Government of India; M L Sharma IPS, former Special Director CBI & DGP, Rajasthan Police; B S Sial, IPS, former DGP, Karnataka Police; and Suresh Dhundia, former Joint Secretary, MHA. Ashok Prasad, who has recently retired as the Secretary, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs attended the meeting as a Special Guest. Presently he is working as the Advisor to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Subhash Wadhawan, National President, APDI in his opening remarks, admired the feats of APDI and the growing professional excellence and credibility of its investigating professionals, not only in India but around the international sphere. It is a great honour for APDI, and for India that the Chairman, Kunwar Vikram Singh has been elected as the President of the World Association of Detectives (WAD).

WAD is the apex global body of the investigation and security services which was formed in 1925 and is functional in 124 countries. The 92nd Annual WAD Conference will be held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi during 9-14 October 2017 where more than 100 foreign delegates from various countries are expected to participate. The Chairman also unveiled the ‘logo’ for the Conference.

The Council decided to participate in the forthcoming Interpol World Congress at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore during July 04-07, 2017. This is the first time that the members of APDI who are also members of World Association of Detectives (WAD) shall be participating in the Interpol conference. The WAD-APDI delegation will be led by Kunwar Vikram Singh, President of WAD.

V M Pandit, former President, APDI gave a presentation on the upcoming Interpol World Congress and educated the audience about it. He pronounced its theme as ‘Fostering Innovation for Future Security Challenges’ and clarified that WAD is partnering with Interpol in its new project to involve professional associations in community safety and crime prevention. More than 19 members of WAD based in India have consented to attend the event.

Kunwar Vikram Singh, Chairman, APDI informed the Council that on an invitation from the Ministry of Home Affairs, an APDI delegation headed by him and constituted of Subhash Wadhawan, National President; Pawan Ahluwalia, MD, Premier Shield, Advisor; C Pal Singh, former IGP, Advisor; Mahesh Sharma, Secretary General; and V M Pandit, met the MHA officials at a meeting which was chaired by the Secretary (BM) MHA, and attended by the Additional Secretary and the Joint Secretary (PM) MHA. A number of IGPs of the state police department and representative from BPR&D were also present there. The meeting was held to discuss the status of the Private Detectives Agencies Regulation Act (PDARA) which is expected to be re-tabled in the Rajya Sabha in upcoming session of the Parliament.

The APDI delegates impressed upon the option of introducing a new legislation in which the regulatory role should be given to APDI, in the similar manner as other professionals like advocates, doctors, charted accountants and engineers are being regulated through their respective associations as per the regulatory processes passed through pertinent Acts of Parliament. The Chairman indicated that the officials of the MHA were inclined to the suggestions given by them. However, the MHA expressed their concerns over the quality of training needs to be imparted to the private investigators, and emphasized that the National Occupational Standards for Private Investigators drawn by SSSDC and approved by NSDC should be examined by a committee of the MHA.

The other eminent participants also marked notable words of appreciation, suggestions and updating at the forum of the APDI Governing Council.

The Governing Council was attended by chapter presidents from Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat, MP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana, Goa and Himachal Pradesh respectively. National office bearers of APDI were also present there.


Announcements during the Meet

  • Indian private investigators to attend Interpol World Congress at Singapore during 4-7 July, 2017.
  • The Annual WAD Conference to be held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi during 9-14 October 2017.
  • CAPSI & APDI Annual Conference to be held at NDMC Convention Center, New Delhi on 15 October 2017.

 

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