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 India on INTERPOL 2022
October 18, 2022

India on INTERPOL 2022

A commemorative postage stamp on the 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization), New Delhi :

International Criminal Police OrganizationIssued by India

Issued on Oct 18, 2022

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue the Commemorative Postage Stamp on 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL in New Delhi and appreciates its role in international policing.

Credits :
Stamp/FDC/Brochure : Mrs. Bharati Mirchandani
Cancellation Cachet : Mrs. Nenu Gupta

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 305100

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization) is the world’s largest international police organization and an inter-governmental organization with 195 member countries. Headquartered in Lyon, France, INTERPOL was founded in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC); the name INTERPOL served as the agency’s telegraphic address in 1946, and was chosen as its common name in 1956.
  • Globally, the increasing frequency of crimes with transnational linkages requires closer coordination among law enforcement agencies. There is a daily inflow and outflow of communications between National Central Bureaux of member countries which ranges from a compassionate request to locate and notify the next-of-kin of deceased; request to search for a missing person; criminal history requests; requests from law enforcement agencies for informal assistance in cases of fraud, commercial crime, trafficking in narcotics drugs, and criminal code offences.
  • Member countries of INTERPOL promote the widest possible assistance between all criminal police authorities in the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes. Its role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Its high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century. INTERPOL works to ensure that police around the world have access to the tools and services necessary to do their jobs effectively.
  • INTERPOL provides targeted training, expert investigative support, relevant data and secure communication channels. It also provides its member countries with instant, direct access to a wide range of criminal databases, containing millions of records on fingerprints, DNA, stolen motor vehicles, firearms, stolen and lost travel documents and more.
  • The General Assembly is INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, comprising of representatives from each of 195 member countries. It meets once a year. Each member country may be represented by one or several delegates who are typically Ministers, Chiefs of Police, Heads of INTERPOL NCBx and senior ministry officials. Its purpose is to ensure that INTERPOL’s activities correspond to the needs of member countries.
  • The General Assembly reviews and approves the programme of activities and financial policy for the coming year. In addition, the General Assembly elects the members of the Executive Committee, the governing body which provides guidance and direction in between sessions of the Assembly. The General Assembly takes decisions in the form of Resolutions. Each member country has one vote. The decision-making process is either by a simple or two-thirds majority, depending on the subject matter.
  • India is one of the oldest members of Interpol, having joined the organization in 1949. The Central Bureau of Investigation is designated as the National Central Bureau of India for INTERPOL. The Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation is the ex-officio Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau-New Delhi.
  • India is an active member and has earlier hosted an Inter-Regional Meeting of Heads of Drug Services in 1988, the first Interpol Conference on Methaqualone in 1992, the 13th Asian Regional Conference in 1994, the 66th General Assembly Session of ICPO-Interpol in 1997 and the Sixth Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery in 2015.
  • India hosted the 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL from 18th-21st October, 2022 at Pragati Maidan Venue, New Delhi, culminating with celebrations for 75th year of India’s independence. The INTERPOL Flag was handed over to India on 25th November, 2021 during 89th INTERPOL General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • To mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Interpol in Vienna, the annual General Assembly of the organization will take place in Vienna in 2023.
  • Text : Referenced from the contents provided by the proponent.
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