Research and Planning Directorate

                        “Sharing what we know, exploring what we don’t”  

Research and Planning Directorate (R&P Directorate), established in 1987 as 'The Research and Planning Division', has 13 Police personnel headed by the Deputy Inspector General. Basically, the Directorate is responsible for conducting research on the issues of institutional development and police service delivery and making the plans based on the findings of the research. The Directorate also coordinates the foreign assistance to Nepal Police. With strong commitment on the matters of quality and timely police service delivery and institutional development, the R & P Directorate mainly performs in following areas:                                                                      
Conduct research on relevant issues of police service delivery, human resource development, police operation, administration and crime investigation.  

  • Assist Inspector General of Police developing policies and programs of Nepal Police, regular reporting on findings of research and studies.
  • Prepare mid-term (3-5 years) and short-term (1 year) strategic plans.
  • Prepare current, short term and long term comprehensive plans.
  • Work with the team of experts for critical analysis of needy issues.
  • Study, analyze and submit detail report of the programs and projects that are implemented by different units of Nepal Police.
  • Help Nepal Police to keep friendly relation with general public and other security agencies.
  • Prepare the draft of project paper, seminar paper and concept paper as per the requirement, organize seminar, discussions and program and submit outcomes to PCC for further policy development.
  • Design specific program on the issues like traffic management, community policing, gender friendly policing etc. to help Nepal police succeed.
  • Hear public opinions and suggestions via research, media and Internet such as Face book/twitter (in progress), analyze the information, plan for corrective action and recommend to the concerned unit.
  • Maintain central database for the purpose of research.
  • Explore the possible area of intervention for people focused policing equipped with modern technology and resources.
  • Coordinate with all donor agencies involved directly or indirectly for strengthening Nepal Police. Research and Planning Directorate is the only authorized unit of Nepal Police to coordinate with all donor support in favor of Nepal Police.

Research and Planning Satellite Units: The concept of establishing ‘Research and Planning Units' at departmental and regional level was emerged by the initiation of Research and Planning Directorate primarily  to build a quick network to facilitate research and planning activities of Nepal Police. At this time, 17 Research and Planning Sections have been established in departmental and regional levels. Now the Research and Planning sections exist in Office of the IGP, Administration Department, Human Resource Development Department, Crime Investigation Department, Operation Department, National Police Academy, Police Hospital, Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Office, Central Investigation Bureau, Women and Children Service Directorate, Narcotic Drug Control Bureau (NDCB), Special Bureau and in five Regional Police Offices. The directorate is planning to expand the satellite units to zonal level in near future. These Sections carry following functions:

  • Prepare office profile and update on monthly basis.
  • Receive monthly action plans from the concerned offices, report to the office in-charge and dispatch to the R&P Directorate.  
  • Maintain the organizational research database.
  • Study the relevancy of job description and police personnel deployed in their concerned AoR.
  • Conduct research and studies on the relevant issues of police service delivery, police conduct and organizational mechanism and disseminate research findings.
  • Regular reporting to office in-charge about the findings and activities being carried out.
  • Carry any other function as directed by the R&P Directorate

Recent Newsworthy Activities:

1. Formulation of Nepal Police 1 year Action Plan, 2069: With an objective of executing the IGP's one year priorities, the directorate formulated the Nepal Police 1 year Action Plan, 2069 and executed all over the country in November 2012. For tracking the progress of the action plan, 14 zonal police office are made responsible as a focal office. Directorate is conducting regular monitoring and evaluation of action plan in field level to achieve the targets of the action plan.

2. Survey and Research conducted
a. Study on Current situation of Motor transport Division.  
b. Survey on system of character verification certificate distribution.  
c. Survey on Event management (Dasrath Stadium Security Arrangement)
d. Study on Current situation of Computer Directorate.
e. A study on Health Hazard of Traffic Police in Metropolitan Traffic Police.
f. A Survey on situation of Women and Children Service Center of Metropolitan police circle, Kalimati.
g. Study on Central Police Special Task force.
h. Research on Situation of Gender in Nepal Police.
i. Survey on Road accident mitigation.
j. Study on Current situation of Nepal Police Hospital.
k. Research on Career Development path and HRD of Nepal Police.
l. Research on Motivation of Junior police officers of Nepal police.
m. Impact assessment of Post Graduate Diploma in Police Science (PGDPS).
n. Satisfaction survey on Police Headquarters' Canteen.
o. Assessing present situation of central police forensic science laboratory (CPFSL) for its modernization
p. Nepal Police Organization and Management (O & M) Survey.
q. Survey on Status of Police Personnel working in Nepal Police Club.
r. Formulation of Gender Policy of Nepal Police.

3.Projects and Planning

a. On-going Projects:  
i. Implementation of National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325/1820: Prevention, Protection and Recovery program:

  • Conducted "Capacity Development Training on Monitoring and Evaluation": With an aim of strengthening the capacity of Nepal Police in conducting monitoring and evaluation activities, directorate had organized the 5 days training on M & E from 17th to 21st March, 2013. Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh Rana inaugurated the training. Total 21 senior police officers from 17 research and planning satellite units participated in the training. Basically, the training was aimed to build the capacity of senior officers for effective monitoring and evaluation of the on-going UNSCR 1325/1820 project. M & E experts Mr. Kedar Man Joshi and Mr. Pramesh K.C. and Gender Specialist Mrs. Aarati Chataut facilitated the training.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Trips around the country: For tracking the progress of the given project, team of senior officers from the directorate (S.P. Dhiru Basnyat and Insp. Nabin Raja Budhathoki) visited the 12 project sites in Eastern, Mid-western and Far-Western Region from 4th April 2013 to 20th April 2013. During the visit, the team monitored the 3gender sensitization trainings, 7 women washroom cum toilets and 2 women and children service centers under construction. Detail comprehensive and analytical report of monitoring was submitted to the concerned authority with constructive recommendations for timely completion of the project effectively.

ii. Capacity Enhancement of NP to contribute the Peace process effectively: Research and Planning Directorate prepared a project paper on capacity enhancement of women police personnel in Nepal Police. It consisted construction of women barrack in regional training centers and provision of professional training to strengthen the capacity of Women in Nepal police. Research and Planning Directorate believes in equal opportunity to women in Nepal Police enhancing their capacity through physical facilities and trainings. The project has already been sanctioned by the ministry of Peace and reconstruction.

iii. Nepal Police Modernization Program Phase-I (NPMP-I): As per the agreement with Government of Nepal and Government of UK, Nepal Police Modernization program phase-I will be implemented over next 3 years.  Research and Planning Directorate coordinated all activities on behalf of Nepal police, and it will ensure effective implementation of the program. Head of the Research and Planning Directorate will act as 'National Program Director (NPD)'  throughout the program.

b. Formulation of 3 year's Strategic Plan of Nepal Police 2013-2015: As a continuation of strategic plan of Nepal Police 2008-2012, the directorate has recently formulated the 3 Year's Strategic Plan of Nepal Police 2013-2015. The Strategic Plan is based on the review of success and failure of prior strategic plan, current organizational plans and policies and government's Internal Security Policy, 2069 also.

4. Other On-going Activities

  • Formulation of Nepal Police Career Development Plan
  • Half-yearly Monitoring and Evaluation of Nepal Police One Year Action Plan, 2069
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of NPTF funded Projects
  • Regular co-ordination and meetings with donor agencies (DFID, US Embassy and others) to identify the areas of co-operation with Nepal Police

5. Photo Gallery

Who do make all it possible in Research and Planning Directorate?

  1. D.I.G.P. Hemanta Malla Thakuri (Director)
  2. S.S.P Pushkar Karki
  3. S.P. Kedar Rijal
  4. Dysp. Deep Shamser Rana
  5. Insp. Bed Raj Khanal
  6. Insp. Navratna Poudel
  7. Insp. Nabin Raja Budathoki
  8. Insp. Chaturbhuj Ojha
  9. S.I. Pradeep Bista
  10. S.I. Raj Bandu Thapa
  11. A.S.I. Bhupendra Poudel
  12. H.C.Hum Bahadur Kunwar
  13. H.C. Tek Bahadur Magar
  14. P.C. Durga Raj Gautam
  15. P.C. Saroj Gaida
  16. P.C. Bhawani Prasad Bhatta
  17. P.C Nirmala Kharel

Contact Us:
Postal Address: Research and Planning Directorate,
Nepal Police Headquarters, Naxal, Kathmandu,
Post Box no 407, Nepal
Phone no: 00977-014-420540/4214909
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