Finances allocates Rs 1.6L cr to MHA; police modernisation will get precedence


New Delhi, Feb 1 | The federal government has allotted Rs 1.6 lakh crore to the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) focusing primarily on police modernisation, improvement in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Out of the overall quantity allotted, Rs 1.5 lakh crore is beneath income head and Rs 15,924 crore is beneath capital outlay.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned that Rs 30,757 crore has been allotted to Jammu and Kashmir and Rs 5,958 crore for Ladakh — the 2 newly created Union Territories.

Specializing in police modernisation, the federal government has allotted Rs 1.03 lakh crore beneath police part out of which Rs 94,086.59 crore has been allotted beneath income head and Rs 9,715.93 crore beneath capital outlay.

The Central Reserve Police Power, chargeable for counter insurgency and inner safety throughout the disturbed areas in India, has been allotted Rs 26,197.90 crore as towards the revised finances allocation of Rs 24,788.28 crore throughout final yr.

The elite contingency deployment pressure primarily chargeable for anti-hijack operations, rescue operations — Nationwide Safety Guard — has been allotted Rs 1,235.32 crore as towards Rs 954.49 through the revised finances of final yr.

The federal government has allotted Rs 20,729.54 crore for the Border Safety Power, India’s first line of defence towards infiltration, smuggling and army assault. Final yr the pressure was allotted Rs 19,377.83 crore through the revised finances allocation.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the nation’s major border patrol organisation deployed on the borders with China, has been allotted Rs 6,567.17 crore as towards Rs 6,150.15 crore through the revised finances allocation final yr.

The Central Industrial Safety Power, chargeable for the nation’s inner safety, has been allotted Rs 10,341.83 crore and in final yr’s revised finances Rs 10,676.98 crore was allotted.

The federal government has allotted Assam Rifles Rs 6,160.90 crore as towards Rs 5,579 crore final yr. Assam Rifles is tasked with the upkeep of regulation and order within the North East together with the Indian Military and likewise guards the Indo-Myanmar border.

The Sashastra Seema Bal, chargeable for safety on the borders with Nepal and Bhutan, has been allotted Rs 6,497.74 crore as towards Rs 5,950 final yr.

Supply: IANS

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