The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a review meeting of Internal Security (II) Division of MHA. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba, Special Secretary (IS), Smt. Rina Mitra, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Shri Abhay and Senior Officers of MHA and NCB attended the meeting. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has further liberalised the Arms Rules to boost “Make in India” manufacturing policy of the Government as also to promote employment generation in the field of manufacturing of arms and ammunition.
In pursuance of directions given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court for setting up a National Security Commission while adjudicating the PIL filed by Prakash Singh V/S Union of India and other concerning Police reforms, a Committee namely “Committee on National Security and Central Police Personnel Welfare (CNS & CPPW)” has been constituted for recommending the names of IPS officers to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for appointment at the level of Director General at the centre.
The Government has approved the establishment of 54 temperature controlled Integrated Border Out Posts (BOPs) for Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The Government is committed to the development of border infrastructure to strengthen the operational capabilities of ITBP. It has accorded in-principal approval to the setting up of 47 new BOPs for ITBP.
Every persons who has been granted a registration certificate shall have such certificate renewed within six months before the expiry of the period of the certificate as per the provisions of FCRA, 2010 and the Rules made thereunder. The State-wise details of NGOs whose renewal application have been granted are available on the web Portal www.fcraonline.nic.in of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
MHA has formulated detailed policy guidelines for assessment of proposals received from various ministries from the perspective of national security. Based on the inputs received from the agencies, MHA takes decision to grant or deny security clearance with reference to core national security i.e. unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country. MHA has not delegated the decision of granting/denying the security clearance that affect core parameters of national security i.e. unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed transfer of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security from Ministry of Civil Aviation to Union Home Ministry for better coordination of all the security agencies engaged in Civil Aviation Security. Issues relating to strengthening of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) such as manpower, training and availability of equipment at various airports is reviewed on a continuous basis and action taken wherever required, by all the stakeholders such as Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Airport Operators.
The activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of "Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. The financial outlay for the scheme over the three-year period is Rs.25, 060 crore, out of which the Central Government share will be Rs.18, 636 crore and the States’ share will be Rs.6, 424 crore. Special provision has been made under the Scheme for internal security, law and order, availability of modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistics support, hiring of helicopters, upgradation of police wireless, National Satellite Network, CCTNS project, E-prison project etc.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for Central Assistance to the States of Manipur, Mizoram in the wake of flood, landslides and to Kerala in the wake of drought (rabi & kharif) of 2016-17. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance, Agriculture and Niti Aayog attended the meeting.