CCS clears internal security scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the implementation of the umbrella scheme, Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF), for 2017-18 to 2019-20.

“This is the country’s biggest ever internal security scheme. The financial outlay over the three-year period is ?25,060 crore, out of which the Central government’s share will be ?18,636 crore and the States’ ?6,424 crore,” Mr. Singh said at a press conference here. Special provisions had been made under the scheme for internal security, law and order, women’s security, availability of modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistical support, hiring of helicopters and e-prison among others.

Leg-up to infrastructure

The Home Minister said a Central budget outlay of ?10,132 crore had been earmarked for internal security-related expenditure for Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern States and those affected by left wing extremism (LWE). A scheme for special Central assistance (SCA) for 35 districts worst hit by LWE had been introduced with an outlay of ?3,000 crore to tackle the issue of underdevelopment....Read more


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