Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday rightly said at the first convocation of the National Defense University that the agenda of police reforms in the country has been pending for a long time. Immediately after independence, there was a need to make extensive reforms in the functioning of the police because the basic objective behind the formation and operation of internal security system in the British Raj was to create fear among the common people. There was no reason for such a relationship between the police force and the common people in a free country. Despite this, the structure of the police forces remained the same and there was no major change in its functioning. In this context, it is important for the Prime Minister to underline that the attitude of the police should be strict towards anti-social elements and soft towards society. Not only should the police forces be modernised, there should also be a system for their regular training. But the most important thing is to bring professionalism in the police forces, to develop work culture in it at every level. For this it is necessary that some degree of autonomy should be ensured in the police forces and political interference in day-to-day affairs should be stopped. Although some guidelines regarding appointment and tenure in high posts have been made recently, which are also being implemented, but a lot still needs to be done in this direction.