The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 8 May 2017 announced a new doctrine, SAMADHAN. The doctrine was announced during the Review Meeting of Left Wing Extremism affected States which was chaired by Rajnath Singh. The SAMADHAN doctrine was released at the time when the union government is being questioned on its agenda and plan to tackle the menace of the Maoists or left wing extremism.
Questions were raised after 25 CRPF jawans were killed by Maoists in an ambush in Burkapal, Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The meeting was convened to discuss an integrated security strategy and development works in 35 worst-affected districts. The meeting was attended by the chief ministers of LWE-affected states, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, the Director of Intelligence Bureau and state heads of police and heads of the central forces.
Effective leadership can lead to any desired outcome as a leader is the one who makes the impossible possible, converts failure to success and defeat to victory. The key properties of ‘Smart Leadership’ are Vision, Mission, Passion and Self-belief. A leadership full of self-confidence should have a solid vision on how he would envisage the challenges of the future and prepare his team and energise his team to a mission mode, in order to achieve his objectives. To make his team secure, disciplined and victorious, should be of paramount importance for him.
The success stories of many police officers in India are inscribed in the minds of the common people, as to how they kept their teams alive with energy. On the Left Wing Extremism front, we also need such leadership, who despite adversity, keep their jawans full of enthusiasm and teach them only to win. Be it Central Forces or the district police, they will have to work under a coordinated strategy and plan. The most important thing is that the officers will have to lead from the front. Success in this regard cannot be achieved only by sitting in Delhi, Ranchi or Raipur.