Left Wing Extremism ( LWE ) affected districts

LWE affected districts 
At present 106 districts in 10 States have been identified by the Government of India as Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts in the country, as per list below:

                                  List of 106 districts covered under the SRE Scheme
Andhra Pradesh  

1. Anantapur
2. East Godavari
3. Guntur  
4. Kurnool
5. Prakasam
6. Srikakulam
7. Visakhapatnam
8. Vizianagaram  


9.   Adilabad
10. Karimnagar
11. Khammam
12. Medak
13. Mehboobnagar
14. Nalgonda
15. Warangal
16. Nizamabad


17.  Arwal
18. Aurangabad
19. Bhojpur
20. East Champaran
21. Gaya
22. Jamui
23. Jehanabad
24. Kaimur 
25. Munger
26. Nalanda
27. Nawada
28. Patna
29. Rohtas
30. Sitamarhi
31. West Champaran
32. Muzaffarpur
33. Sheohar
34. Vaishali
35. Banka
36. Lakhisarai
37. Begusarai
38. Khagaria

40. Bijapur
41. Dantewada
42. Jashpur
43. Kanker
44. Korea (Baikunthpur )
45. Narayanpur
46.  Rajnandgaon
47. Sarguja
48. Dhamtari
49. Mahasamund
50. Gariyaband
51. Balod
52. Sukma
53. Kondagaon
54. Balrampur


56. Chatra
57. Dhanbad
58. East Singhbhum
59. Garhwa        
60. Giridih
61. Gumla
62. Hazaribagh
63. Koderma
64. Latehar
65. Lohardagga
66. Palamu
67. Ranchi 
68. Simdega
69. Saraikela-Kharaswan
70. West Singhbhum
71. Khunti
72. Ramgarh
73. Dumka
74. Deoghar
75. Pakur

Madhya Pradesh

 76. Balaghat


78. Gadchiroli
79. Gondia
80. Aheri


81. Gajapati
82. Ganjam
83. Keonjhar
84. Koraput
85. Malkangiri
86. Mayurbhanj
87. Navrangpur
88. Rayagada
89. Sambhalpur
90. Sundargarh
91. Nayagarh
96. Kalahandi
97. Nuapada
98. Bargarh
99. Bolangir

Uttar Pradesh

100. Chandauli
101. Mirzapur
102. Sonebhadra

West Bengal

104. West Midnapore
105. Purulia
106. Birbhumi

Accepting the recommendations of Fourteenth Finance Commission, the share of States in the net proceeds of Union taxes has been enhanced from 32% to 42% by the Central Government. Consequently the Integrated Action Plan (IAP), renamed as ‘Additional Central Assistance (ACA)  for LWE affected districts’,  has been transferred  to the States giving  them sufficient flexibility to conceive and implement schemes/programmes suited to their local needs and aspirations, including requirements to bridge the developmental  deficit gaps in backward regions within the States. Hence, no fund allocation has been made to MHA under the Scheme for the financial year 2015-16.

            This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Bhupinder Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.


Delhi Government’s demand to have control over Delhi police 
A request dated 17.01.2014 from the Government of NCT of Delhi was received, wherein it was stated that while policing of NDMC & Delhi Cantonment areas may be kept with Central Government, policing of rest of Delhi may be transferred to Delhi Government. Another request dated 01.01.2016 was received from Government of NCT of Delhi citing the Supreme Court 2006 ruling on Police Reforms inter-alia requesting for certain modifications in the constitution/ working of State Security Commission, Police Establishment Board etc.

As per the special provisions with respect to Delhi under Article 239 AA of the Constitution, the subjects of “Public Order” and “Police” fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of Central Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri D.Raja in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Making police force more efficient 
During DGPs/IGPs Conference, 2015, a special emphasis had been given on use of latest technology along with social media to make functioning of police force more efficient and effective.

The Central Government under the supervision of MHA has sponsored Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF scheme) since 1969-70 to assist the State Governments for the improvement in policing. The focus of Modernisation of Police Force (MPF) scheme is to strengthen the Police infrastructure to increase its efficiency. Under MPF Scheme funds have been allocated to State Governments for computerization and related activities among others. Mega City policing, a sub set of Modernisation of Police Force Scheme, under which funds are given to mega cities (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru) also incorporates use of computer technology, user friendly mobile apps, community and social outreach among others.

Bureau of Police Research and Training (BPRD) has organized 12 numbers of 2 week course and 16 other courses on ‘Investigating of Cyber Crime cases’ and Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) on ‘Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics’ during this financial year 2015-2016. Four 3-day workshop on ‘Relevance of Social Media in present day policing’ and One VIC on ‘Modern technique for Improving Police’ during 2014-15 was organized by BPR&D. Further, a Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) on ‘Role on Technology in Crime and Crime Preservation’ was organised in IIT Mumbai in 2013-14.

A total number of 21,723 good stories/good work have been uploaded in public domain by various Police Stations in their respective district/relevant websites.

Further, as “Public Order” and “Police” are “State subjects” as per entry 2 of the list II of the VII schedule of the Constitution of India, it is the responsibility of the State Governments /UTs administration to use latest technology along with social media appropriately in order to make functioning of police force in their respective States more efficient.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Prabhat Jha in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Preparedness to prevent smuggling of fake currency into the country 
To prevent the smuggling of FICN into the country, multiple steps have been taken by the Government as under :-

(i) The Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Reserve Bank of India, Security and Intelligence Agencies to the Centre and States are working in tandem to thwart the illegal activities related to FICNs. One Special FICN Co- ordination (FCORD) Group has been formed by the MHA to share intelligence/information among the different Security Agencies of State/Centre to counter the problem of circulation of Fake currency notes in the country. The CBI and National Investigation Agency are the Central Agencies for investigation of FICN cases. The Government has also constituted a Terror Funding & Fake Currency Cell (TFFC) in NIA to investigate Terror Funding and Fake currency cases.

(ii) The legal regime has been strengthened by amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA) wherein damage to the monetary stability of India by way of production or smuggling or circulation of High Quality Fake Indian Paper currency, coin or any other material has been declared as a “Terrorist” act.

(iii) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between India and Bangladesh to prevent and counter smuggling and circulation of Fake Currency Notes. The objective of this MOU is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of preventing and combating, production, smuggling and circulation of fake currency notes, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions of the two countries.

(iv) The RBI conducts awareness programmes to make the public aware of the features of Indian Bank notes and to identify genuine Indian bank notes. The RBI regularly conducts training programmes on detection of counterfeit notes for employees/officers of banks and other organizations handling large amount of cash.

To prevent smuggling of fake currency notes in India, staff posted at airports, Railway Stations and border posts have been sensitized from time to time, which has resulted in significant hauls of FICN in these locations.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Measures to strengthen various security forces 
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:-

Present strength

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, equipments 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.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Dr. V.Maitreyan in the Rajya Sabha today.

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