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.
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.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA). The Island Development Agency reviewed the concept development plans and detailed master plans for holistic development of 09 islands (four in A&N Islands i.e. Smith, Ross, Long, Avis) and (five in Lakshadweep i.e. Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Cheriyam, Suheli). The project being steered by NITI Aayog aims at promoting and implementing development based on sustainable approach to building a thriving maritime economy of the project islands.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given 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’s 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.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Armenia on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management. The MoU would enhance cooperation in the field of Disaster Management and contribute to the well-being and safety of the people of both the countries in the event of disaster. It will also result in exchange of information in the relevant fields of disaster management which is of mutual interest.
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level Security Review Meeting in Srinagar the law and order and security situation in the State. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri NN Vohra, Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba and Senior Officers of the Army, CAPFs, and Security Forces besides State Administration were present.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new HQs building of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs. While inaugurating the building, Shri Rajnath Singh appreciated the efforts of BPR&D and the NBCC for timely completion of the project. He appreciated the ambiance and positive environment and hoped that it would motivate the staff working here to perform better. He agreed that the pay structure of certain ranks of deputationists is anomalous and requires to be corrected.