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English Release 28-November 2014
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  • Steps taken by the Government to contain prices of essential food items
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  • Computerisation PDS to make the system more efficient
  • States gets another six months for implementation of national food security act
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  • Min of Home Affairs
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Ministry of Home Affairs10-October, 2012 10:39 IST
Opening Statement of the Home Minister at the Press Conference on October 10, 2012


            Following is the text of the Home Minister’s statement:-


            “I present the report of the Ministry of Home Affairs for the month of September, 2012.


             I inaugurated the 47th Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs of the States on 6th Sept. Important topics discussed in the conference included Left Wing Extremism, situation in North-East, VIP security, human trafficking and gender issues in investigation and communal situation in the country. A nine member Standing Committee of DGPs headed by the DIB was constituted to suggest Best Practices and Standard Operating Procedures for aspect of police operations/functioning and also to recommend assessment on any contemporary issue of  national security.  Some of the important recommendations include filling up of vacancies of Police Forces to improve Police population ratio, technological upgradation, controlling crime against women and elderly, effective use of Community Policing and devising strategies to counter misuse of Cyber Space.


2.         On September 14, I addressed the Conference of the Heads of the Indian Missions abroad.


3.         I attended the Fifth Meeting of Home/Interior Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held in Maldives on 26th September, 2012.  On the margins of the Conference, I held discussions with my counterparts from Maldives, Bhutan and Pakistan.


4.         The SAARC Ministerial meeting recognized that more intensive regional cooperation depends fundamentally on improved regional security.  Particular areas of focus in this regard include strengthening cooperation in counter terrorism, prevention of illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances and also trafficking in women and children.  We endorsed the proposal to identify ways of working together to counter the growing challenge of cyber crime, and to include this  issue in future meetings of SAARC Home and Interior Ministers.


Internal Security


5.         On September 4, a case against the absconding Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives was entrusted to NIA for investigation.  These operatives with the active aid and support from their Pakistan based associates have been conspiring along with the IM sleeper cells within India, to target various important places and foreign nationals/tourists visiting India.


6.         On September 14, 2012, appointment of Judge(s) to preside over the Special Courts of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Maharashtra and Gujarat was notified.




7.         In a meeting with the Chief Secretary, Manipur and representatives of Director General Military Intelligence/Director General Military Operations, the Suspension of Operations (SoO) Agreement with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People’s Front (UPF)  was extended upto December, 31, 2012. The Tripartite Agreement with the Kangleipak Communist Party (MC) was also extended by one year.


8.         In the meeting of Joint Working Group held on September, 24, the   SoO Agreement with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) was extended upto December 31, 2012.


9.         In the meeting of Joint Working Group of Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) held on 26th September at Shillong, the SoO Agreement was extended upto September 2013.




Naxal Management


10.       On September 14, sanction of Rs.1.17 crore was issued in favour of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) for organizing 5th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme at 04 places with participation of 2000 Tribal Youth drawn from 30 focused districts in 4 Left Wing Extremism affected states.


11.       An amount of about Rs. 76 crore was released to the LWE affected States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal as the reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by them on anti-naxal operations in 2011-12 under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme. Also, an amount of Rs. 2.70 crore was released to the Indian Air Force as payment of Airlift charges for anti-naxal operations in 2012-13.


Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)


12.       During the month, about Rs.83 crore for acquisition of land and Rs.880 crore for construction of office/residential buildings were sanctioned to CAPFs.


13.       During the month, an amount of Rs.2.70 crore was sanctioned as an Ex-gratia Compensation to the Next of Kins  (NOKs) of CAPFs in 24 cases.


14.       On September 18, Rs.20 lakh each was released to Ms Mary Kom, Additional SP, Manipur Police and Shri Yogeshwar Dutt, DSP, Haryana Police who won Bronze medals  in Boxing and Wrestling respectively in the Olympic Games- 2012 held at London.


15.       The law and order situation in Assam is constantly being reviewed in close coordination with CRPF and Government of Assam and the deployment of additional 15 companies of CAPFs have been extended further.


16.       On the request of J&K, 20  companies of CRPF on September 14 and 51   companies of CRPF on 21.9.2012 were deployed in the State for law and order duties.




17.       Integrated online visa application system (under the Mission Mode Project on Immigration Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking) was operationalised in the Embassy of India at Mexico, Bogota (Colombia), Guatemala, Tel Aviv (Israel) and Darussalam (Brunei). This facility is now operational at 90 Indian Missions abroad.


Border Management


18. 60 Km of floodlighting work was completed in the month of September, 2012 on Indo-Bangladesh Border. 


19. Under Coastal Security Scheme, land identification for  111 out of 131 Coastal Police Stations was finalized and process of land acquisition in 74 cases was initiated.


20.       Rs. 12 Crore was released in September, 2012 for construction of Coastal Police Stations, Jetties and operationalisation of Costal Police Stations.


21.       Government have sanctioned 27 ITBP priority roads of 804 Km length along Indo-China border.  Construction work of one road was completed and work on 24 roads is in progress.  Formation of 24 Km was completed during the month.  The cumulative figures as on date are 557.30 Km formation and 175.36 Km surfacing   completed.


22. An outlay of Rs.990 crore has been earmarked under Border Area Development Programme in the current year for 17 border States.  As on date,  Rs.643 crore (which is about 65%) has already been released to 14 States (Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal).




23.       Under the Crime and Criminal Network Tracking and System (CCTNS), till September 2012, Contracts with System Integrators have been signed in 23 States/UTs, advance payment to BSNL has been made in 16 States/UTs and Service Level Agreement (SLA) with BSNL for Networking Solution has been signed in 26 States/UTs.


24.       As part of Capacity Building under CCTNS, over 33 thousand persons   were imparted training in the month of September. Till date, the number of persons imparted trainings is 5. 24 lakh.


 Assam Floods


25.       Due to heavy rains in the upper catchment areas, the rivers including Brahmaputra caused severe flood in the 20 districts of Assam affecting 3354 villages, 29.14 lakh people and 3.28 lakh hectares of agricultural land.  A total of  40 human lives and 3672 live stock  were lost. 1069 Relief Camps are operational accommodating 5.43 lakh persons.  Two army helicopters, 7 teams (235 personnel) of National Disaster Response Force along with 29 boats were deployed for carrying out rescue and relief operations.


Sikkim slope failure/landslides and flash floods


26.       Due to continuous rainfall from 19th – 23rd September, 2012, severe damage to life and property was caused in different parts of North Sikkim.  15 human lives were lost and 23 houses were damaged. There were 76 landslides along roads and 4 log bridges have been washed out.


27.       On September 12, the High Level Committee (HLC) relaxed the time period norms under SDRF for provision of fodders/feed concentrate and water supply in the cattle camps in case of drought.  The HLC also approved assistance of Rs.114.55 crore from NDRF to Arunachal Pradesh in respect of floods/landslides in 2011 and Rs.536.57 crore from NDRF for Assam in respect of floods/landslides in 2012.




28.       The Committee on Non-Plan Expenditure (CNE) agreed to recommend extension of the Modernization of State Police Forces  (MPF) Scheme for five years with effect from 2012-13.




29.       Data processing for Population Enumeration Schedules has been completed for all the States and the reconciliation work is in progress.


30.       Under the National Population Register (NPR), the capture of biometrics,  is in progress in the States of Manipur, Nagaland, NCT of Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. As on date, biometrics has been captured for more than 5.88 crore persons, adding 1.03 crore persons during the month. Data Entry (in English and the Regional language) has been completed for more than 82.13 crore persons, adding 7.96 crore during the month. Under coastal NPR, more than 44.73 lakh cards have been produced, so far.”





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