Fencing along India-Bangladesh Border in Tripura

Fencing along India-Bangladesh Border in Tripura 

The target date for completion of ongoing fence work along Indo-Bangladesh Border is March, 2019. However, the agencies erecting fence along the border in Tripura have been asked to complete the work at the earliest.

Fencing work on all other borders have also been targeted to be completed as early as possible. However, the stretches in which encumbrance free site is not available, fence work is targeted for completion in three years from the date of availability of encumbrance free site.

Providing latest equipment to Paramilitary forces

All Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are well equipped in terms of Arms/ Ammunition / Special equipment like Night Vision devices, Deep Search Metal Detector, BP Jackets, BP Helmet, Hand Held Search Light and Global Positioning Systems etc. to tackle the present security situation of the country.

The Government has approved Modernization Plan –II with a total outlay of Rs. 11009.19 crores for the period 2012 to 2017, for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) for procurement of more and new equipment of advanced version to tackle any of the terrorists and other security situation of the country.

National Disaster Mitigation Fund

The Government of India has released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) on 01.06.2016.

The National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF) has not been set up. The objective of creation of National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF) is for the projects exclusively for the purpose of mitigation which is being served by the existing Centrally Sponsored Schemes / Central Sector (CS) Schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Krishonnati Yojana, National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, MGNREGA, Major Irrigation projects, Namami Gange-National Ganga plan, River Basin Management, National River Conservation Plan and Water Resource Management. Additionally, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has made a provision of 10% of total outlay for all CSS schemes (except for schemes which emanate from a legislation (eg.MGNREGA), as flexi fund.

Keeping in view the above, the Government feels that at present there are sufficient schemes to take care of mitigation measures in different projects and the need for creation of separate NDMF has not been felt.

Financial management of disasters is undertaken as per the mechanisms available in DM Act, 2005 and there is no fund namely Disaster Management Fund.


Compensation to victims of acid attacks

A new Section 357A has been inserted in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 vide the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008, which provides for compensation to victims of crime. In pursuance of this, a Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) is required to be framed by the State Governments/ Union Territories in coordination with the Central Government. All the States /UTs have notified their VCS.

On 6-7-2016, the Central Government has launched the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) Scheme for women with one time grant of Rs.200.00 Crore under the Nirbhaya Fund to support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States / UT Administrations, to reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by different States/ UTs for victims of similar crimes and to encourage States/UTs to effectively implement the Victim Compensation Schemes (VCS) notified by them under the provisions of section 357A of Cr.P.C. and provide financial support to victims of various crimes like sexual offences including rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking etc. A minimum compensation of Rs 3.00 lakh has been allocated for the victim of acid attack under this scheme.

Facility of Paperless Immigration

As per bilateral agreements with 70 countries there is exemption from requirement of visa for a prescribed duration for holders of Diplomatic and Official passports. Diplomats/officials passport holders of other countries can apply for visa through online visa application system.

The Government of India has extended e-TV facility to 150 countries to visit India for short duration of 30 days, which involves online application and grant of travel authorization through e-mail. Other than e-TV category, travelers need to apply online and get the visa from Indian Missions.

Visa reforms are a continuous process involving appropriate consultation with stake holders and security agencies.

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh leads high level delegation to Islamabad for SAARC Interior/Home Ministers Meeting tomorrow

7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Secretaries being held in Islamabad today

            The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh left New Delhi for Islamabad this evening to attend the 7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers tomorrow.

Before his departure to Pakistan, Shri Rajnath Singh said that this Conference provides a platform to discuss issues pertaining to security. He also said that he looks forward to underscore the imperative of meaningful cooperation within the region against terrorism and organised crime.

            The SAARC Interior/Home Ministers Meeting is preceded by the 7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Secretaries being held in Islamabad today. The Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi had left for Islamabad yesterday and is leading the Indian delegation in the meeting  today

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