Internship Experience of 3 Students @ Assam State Police Accountability Commission

Name of the students, Year, College

Abhishek Chakravarty, Irfan Hasieb, Simanta Rabh (3 students), II Year, NLUJA Assam

Place of internship

State Police Accountability Commission, Assam

Duration of Internship

We underwent an internship programme for 4 weeks during our summer break at the State Police Accountability Commission, Assam.

The programme started on 17th June, 2013 and ended on 16th July, 2013.

Main Tasks

The entire internship programme was divided into 4 phases.

We had to attend the office on all Government working days from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

We were assigned different activities during the entire programme which helped us to understand and learn about the different dimensions and aspects of Police Accountability and the duties and responsibilities of the Police.

The first phase started on 17th June, 2013 and ended on 21st June, 2013. During this week, we studied the Assam Police Act. 2007, judgement of PIL No WP© No. 310 of 1996 passed by the Supreme Court i.e. the infamous Prakash Singh V/s Union of India case.

We also went through thoroughly different study materials relating to the recommendations of various Police Commissions like Riberio Committee, Padmanabhaiah Committee, Police Act Drafting Committee etc.

On 24th of June, 2013 we submitted a detailed study report to the State Police Accountability Commission, Assam in regard to our study during the first phase.

The second phase started on 24th June, 2013 and ended on 29th June, 2013. During this phase we had to study the annual reports of the State Police Accountability Commission, Assam pertaining to the years 2008/2009/2010/2011 and then prepare a report on it, which was to be submitted on 1st July, 2013 but which was postponed till 16th of July, 2013 keeping in view the voluminous contents of the reports.

The third phase was attachment with Investigating Agency, State Police Accountability Commission, Assam for acquiring working knowledge on the procedure and methodology of conducting enquiry/investigation with reference to the provisions of CrPC, IPC, Assam Police Act. 2007, Evidence Act. etc. and also to make field visits.

But the attachment and investigation programme was cancelled due to some difficulties on the part of State Police Accountability Commission, Assam and during this phase too we continued to study the annual reports.

The fourth and final phase was the submission of reports and meeting with the Hon’ble Chairman and the other members but the meeting was not held due to certain communication gap.

Best things

Overall, working with the State Police Accountability Commission, Assam was a very good experience. The working environment was also good and all the staff and officers were friendly to us.

Further, we were always served with refreshments. The people who supervised us were very dedicated to make us learn the different Police acts well and thoroughly.


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