Launch of NERS

Launch of NERS

The “Nationwide Emergency Response System” project that seeks to establish a modern emergency response system by connecting police with the citizens. It includes integrating Police and other ER services such as Ambulance, Fire etc. The project includes establishment of an Integrated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) platform for supporting Geographical Information System (GIS) based call taking and Geographical Positioning System (GPS) based Police vehicle dispatch to respond to emergency calls. The proposed system is to be implemented in 114 identified cities that include 54 cities having a population of more than four million, and 41 highly crime prone districts.

 The project would be funded and implemented Centrally. The Centre would coordinate with States/UTs to roll out the proposed system. Vehicle dispatch system would be managed by States/UTs. Also, the present emergency contact services in the States/UTs would be utilized in parallel till the proposed system matures. An MoU has been signed by the Centre with three States so far. The MoU has been circulated to other States for similar action.

 This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal in the Lok Sabha today.


Deployment along Indo-Pak Border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has informed that nothing has so far come to the notice to conclude any route adopted by the terrorists through the Area of Responsibility (AOR). However, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is investigating the terror attack on Pathankot Airbase, has informed that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan side crossing the border.

 The exact mode and route taken by them are still under investigation.

 The following steps have been taken to strengthen security at the Indo-Pakistan border to meet the shortage/lapses in border security:

 i. In order to strengthen border domination, one more Battalion has been inducted in Gurdaspur sector on Punjab Border.

 ii. One pilot project for deploying technological solutions in 2 patches of 5-6 kilometers of riverine gaps and sensitive areas of Jammu Frontier has been sanctioned.

 iii. Introduction of Force Multipliers and Hi-tech surveillance equipment’s to reduce stress level of troops and to enhance the surveillance of border.

 iv. Upgradation of Intelligence Network and coordination.

 v. Conduct of special operations along the Border and in-depth areas.

 vi. Review of vulnerability mapping of BOPs along Indo Pak Border from time to time.

 vii. Approval of four Pilot Projects of approx 30-40 kilometers each in different terrains and sensitive riverine gaps in Jammu, Punjab, Gujarat and West Bengal States.

 viii. Forty five more laser / IR Intrusion detection system are being fabricated and being installed in Punjab (eight have already been fabricated and installed). This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Smt Kavitha Kalvakuntla, Shri Rahul Kaswan and Dr. K.Gopal in the Lok Sabha today.


Better policing in Delhi

High Court of Delhi vide its order dated 22.03.2016 passed in Writ Petition (C) No. 7927/2012 Court on its Own Motion Vs Union of India & Anr. has directed to file an affidavit indicating the status along with specific timelines of the proposals of the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as of the Ministry of Finance demonstrating an integrated plan of action with regard to improving policing in Delhi and thereby reducing the instances of crime, particularly, with regard to crime against women, children and senior citizens.

 Proposals from Delhi Police for creation of posts for various units and for different purposes are being received time to time. Ministry of Home Affairs, in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance scrutinizes these proposals within available resources. Ministry of Home Affairs, with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has recently sanctioned creation of 4227 additional posts in Delhi Police for the purpose of separation of crime investigation from law & order functions. A High Level Committee (HLC) has been constituted with the following Terms of Reference to ensure holistic assessment of the manpower requirement of Delhi Police:

 (i) To assess the present set up/strength of Delhi Police vis-à-vis the proposed demand for additional manpower.

 (ii) To assess leveraging latest technology to reduce the requirement of manpower.

 (iii) To assess the future requirement of manpower for the next 10 years.

 (iv) To deliberate on the norms for creation of posts.

 (v) To make comparative analysis with Police Forces of other Metro Cities.

 The HLC in its meeting held on 18th March, 2016 observed that as per the Delhi Police Act, the constitution of the Police Force in Delhi is the responsibility of the Administrator i.e. Lt. Governor (LG) of Delhi and what can be the number of police in the various ranks has also to be determined by the Administrator. Accordingly, Delhi Police was requested to get all manpower proposals that are at present under consideration of High Level Committee simultaneously vetted/ recommended by the LG, Delhi.

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


Security at borders

In order to strengthen border protection and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its communication dated 29.3.2016 has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Madhukar Gupta, Retd. Home Secretary.

 The mandate of the Committee is to study all types of gaps in fencing & all other vulnerabilities even where there are no physical gaps in the International Border on Indo-Pakistan Border, to suggest comprehensive approach to fix these gaps in fencing & other vulnerabilities on interim & permanent basis. It will also study relevant aspects of Border Management like elements of human resources, methods adopted by infiltrators etc. The comprehensive approach will include both civil engineering and technological solutions.

 The Committee has been asked to submit its report within three months.

 This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya and Shri Chandra Prakash Joshi in the Lok Sabha today.


Issuance of documents to Immigrants

As per the extant instructions, Pakistani nationals in the following categories are granted Long Term Visa (LTV) to stay in India:-

 (i) Member of minority communities in Pakistan (Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists)

 (ii) Pakistan women married to Indian nationals and staying in India

 (iii) Indian women married to Pakistan nationals and returning due to widowhood/ divorce and having no male member to support them in Pakistan

 (iv) Cases involving extreme compassion

 Government has been constantly reviewing the hardships being faced by the Pakistani nationals living in India on LTV, especially by those belonging to minority communities in Pakistan and steps are taken to streamline the procedures to facilitate their entry and stay in India from time to time. Instructions were issued on 15.12.2014 permitting grant of initial LTV for a period of 5 years at a time instead of the earlier provision of one year, allowing children of such Pakistan nationals to take admission in schools, colleges, universities, technical/ professional institutions etc. without any specific permission from the State Government/ UT Administration, delegating powers to the State Governments/ UT Administrations to grant a maximum of two additional places at any given point of time in addition to the place of stay, etc. Grant of various facilities to mitigate the hardships being faced by such Pakistani nationals, after due consultation with all stakeholders, is a continuous process.

 This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Dharmendra Yadav in the Lok Sabha today.


Strengthening of security forces

  The Government has taken measures to strengthen the CRPF, BSF, and CISF 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.  There is no  Special Tasks Group (STG) force in MHA.  The present strength as on 31.01.2016 in respect of the CRPF, BSF, CISF, 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 modernization of police force (MPF) scheme was Rs. 1754.65 crore, Rs. 1500.00 crore, Rs. 595.00 crore and Rs. 595.00 for the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively.  

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri PR. Senthil Nathan in the Lok Sabha today.


External support to Naxalism 

No specific inputs are available to indicate that the Maoists/ Left Wing Extremists are getting backing from foreign agency/ country in India. However, the CPI (Maoist) party have close links with foreign Maoist organizations in Philippines, Turkey etc. The outfit is also a member of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA). The Maoist parties of South Asian countries are members of this conglomerate. Besides, Left Wing Extremist (LWE) groups have participated in conferences/ seminars conducted in Belgium and Germany. The so-called ‘People’s War’ being waged by the CPI(Maoist) against the Indian State has also drawn support from several Maoist fringe organisations located in Germany, France, Holland, Turkey, Italy etc. 

 The recovery of arms and ammunitions of foreign origin from the Left Wing Extremists in different encounters / operations is an indication of the fact that they are procuring weapons from different sources. Inputs indicate that some senior cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines imparted training to the cadres of CPI(Maoist) in 2005 and 2011. 

 The Government is closely monitoring the situation and taking appropriate action as required. Such matters, as and when they come to the notice of this Ministry, are taken up with the countries concerned at the diplomatic level. 

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

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