Modi govt approves Rs 26,275 cr scheme for continuation of police modernisation

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New Delhi, Feb 13: The Modi authorities has permitted the continuation of a mega police modernisation scheme for 5 years as much as 2025-26 with a monetary outlay of Rs 26,275 crore.

Modi govt approves Rs 26,275 cr scheme for continuation of police modernisation

The Union Dwelling Ministry mentioned the scheme consists of security-related expenditure in Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern states and Maoists-affected areas, for elevating new battalions, creating high-tech forensic laboratories and different investigation instruments.

The federal government beneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted the continuation of the umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF), an official assertion mentioned. The approval for the interval from 2021-22 to 2025-26 strikes ahead the initiative of Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah to modernise and enhance the functioning of the police forces of states and union territories, it mentioned.

This scheme contains all related sub-schemes that contribute to the modernisation and enchancment with a complete central monetary outlay of Rs 26,275 crore, the assertion mentioned. It mentioned provision has been made beneath the scheme for inner safety, regulation and order and adoption of contemporary expertise by police. Help will probably be given to states for narcotics management and strengthening the legal justice system by creating a strong forensic set-up within the nation.

A central outlay of Rs 18,839 crore has been earmarked for security-related expenditure in Jammu and Kashmir, insurgency affected northeastern states and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas.

In response to the assertion, Rs 4,846 will probably be given by the central authorities for the modernisation of state police forces. To develop operationally unbiased high-quality forensic sciences amenities in states and union territories for aiding scientific and well timed investigation, Rs 2,080.50 crore will probably be given. With the implementation of the ‘Nationwide Coverage and Motion Plan’ for combating Maoists or LWE, the LWE violence incidents have come down drastically, the assertion mentioned.

To additional pursue this accomplishment, six LWE-related schemes with a central outlay of Rs 8,689 crore have been permitted. These schemes embrace Particular Central Help (SCA) to most LWE-affected districts and districts of concern to consolidate the positive aspects, it mentioned.

For the elevating of India Reserve Battalions or Specialised India Reserve Battalions, a central outlay of Rs 350 crore has been permitted. The assertion mentioned Rs 50 crore has been permitted beneath the central sector scheme of Help to States and Union Territories for narcotics management.

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