The metro man of India, E Sreedharan, has advised police officers to be indifferent to three Ps _ Promotions, Postings and Places _ for a successful career and peaceful life.
Delivering the 27th Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel memorial lecture at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Shivarampally, near here, on Friday, he gave the policemen tips for a successful life.
“I want you to develop an indifference to promotions, postings and places. Non-attraction to these is very important in our lives,” he said, quoting the Bhagavadgita.
“I recommend to all of you to read the Gita. It is an administrative gospel. In DMRC, everyone is given a copy of the Bhagavadgita and is also taught Yoga,” he revealed, suggesting Yoga as a solution to the bulging waistline of policemen.
He also asked the law-enforcers to always remember four things _ Punctuality, Integrity, Professional Competence and Social Responsibility _ which are very important in the lives of police professionals.
According to him, promptness, politeness, ethics and moral values, transparency, courtesy and consideration for other’s time should be the backbone of policing.
On the need for reforms in police services in the spirit of making police less of a force and more of a protective service committed to safeguarding the lives and properties of all citizens, Sreedharan said, “I do hope the much-awaited police reforms directed by the Supreme Court in 2006 will be a reality in all our states without much delay.”
The architect of metrol rail in India, who has been criticising the public-private partnership (PPP) model of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, said there was yet something positive about the project.
Speaking on “Delhi Metro _ a success story”, he said the only positive thing was that the concessionaire in the HMR project is a reliable and credible party.
“The implementation of metro projects in PPP mode has not been a financial success anywhere in the world.
Private parties will always have excuses for cost overruns. But in case of Hyderabad, the good thing is that the concessionaire is a reliable party. At least they will not run away with work half doneh.”
Sreedharan wanted the young IPS probationers present to take lessons and inspiration from the success story of Delhi Metro to develop their personalities.
Mentioning a Japanese report, he said the Delhi Metro had not just brought in discipline and orderliness in the lives of Delhi-ites, but also values.
Political will was a must in completing big infrastructural projects on time, he said. “Time is money and it is people’s money. We have to realise it and deliver projects on time,” he said.