Measures being taken to strengthen Security Forces in India
The Government has taken measures to strengthen the CRPF, BSF, CISF & NSG in the country. In 2008, the Government raised the ceiling of the strength of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to 1,45,000 and approved raising of Reserve Battalions.
In 2009, Government approved raising of 67 additional Battalions in CRPF (38 Bn) and BSF (29 Bn), out of which 47 Battalions have been raised. In 2009, Government also sanctioned 04 Regional Hubs for National Security Guard (NSG) at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. All the Hubs have been operationalized. There is no STG force in MHA. The present strength as on 31.01.2016 in respect of the CRPF, BSF, CISF, NSG is as under:-
Police and Public order are State subjects but Central Government provides assistance to States for adoption of modern technologies and infrastructures by State Police forces from time to time. Under the Modernisation of Police Force (MPF) scheme funding is provided to strengthen the police infrastructure and acquisition of modern weapons, equipment for training, computerization, forensic science and vehicles.
The allocation of funds for the States under MPF scheme was Rs.1055.45 crore, Rs.300.00 crore, Rs.1754.65 crore, Rs.1500.00 crore and Rs.595.00 crore for the financial years 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.
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