Thursday, December 16, 2010

Overall Internal Security Situation Stable

Thursday, December 16, 2010 15:39 IST Ministry of Home Affairs
Overall Internal Security Situation Remains Under Control
Series of Measures Taken to Build Capacity
The year 2010 witnessed several measures taken by the Government to build the capacity of the nation to meet internal security challenges. As a result, India is better prepared today to deal with these challenges than it was two years ago.
The overall internal security situation in the country remained largely under control during 2010. After a cycle of violence since June, the situation in Jammu & Kashmir has considerably improved since September. In the North Eastern States, the overall security situation has substantially improved in 2010 as compared to the situation in the previous year. The Naxal violence continued unabated, but security forces are engaging naxalites in the areas dominated by them with a view to re-establishing the authority of the civilian government. The communal situation throughout the country remained peaceful. The judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title suits was delivered on September 30, 2010. In anticipation of the judgment, CPMFs were deployed in Uttar Pradesh and other States. The situation remained peaceful following the judgment.

The year saw peaceful completion of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
A peaceful 14-month period was rudely interrupted by a bomb blast in Pune on February 13, 2010 that resulted in 17 deaths. In December, there was a blast in Varanasi in which two persons lost their lives.
Some of the key initiatives and achievements of the Ministry of Home Affairs during 2010 are listed below:

Coastal Security Strengthened
Under the ongoing Coastal Security Scheme, 169 interceptor boats were delivered up to November 2010 against a delivery target of 192 boats. Delivery of 204 boats, approved under the Scheme, is likely to be completed by January, 2011
The Coastal Security Scheme phase I will come to an end on March 31, 2011. Coastal Security Scheme phase II, at an estimated cost of Rs.1,580 crore, has been approved and it includes setting up of more police stations, acquiring boats, vehicles and other equipment, and constructing jetties.

Situation in J&K Improves
Jammu & Kashmir witnessed a revival of stone-pelting and attacks on security forces during the year. The Prime Minister convened a meeting of all political parties of Jammu and Kashmir on August 10, 2010. An All Party delegation visited Jammu & Kashmir on September 21-22, 2010. Upon its return, the Union Home Minister submitted a report to the Prime Minister. On September 25, 2010, the CCS considered the report and approved an 8-point plan for J&K. In pursuance of this plan, the Central Government has released Rs.100 crore to the Government of J&K for grants to schools and colleges for improvement and addition to the existing infrastructure. The Centre has also authorized payment of Rs.5 lakh to the families of each of the deceased in the civil disturbances. Orders were issued appointing Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar, Prof. M.M. Ansari and Prof Radha Kumar as interlocutors to hold sustained and uninterrupted dialogue with all sections of the people of J&K. Two Special Task Forces were constituted on October 13, 2010, one each for Jammu and Ladakh, to examine the developmental needs of the regions with particular reference to deficiencies in infrastructure.
A new scheme for assistance towards property damaged during action by CPMFs/Army in J&K was announced on June 3, 2010. The scheme provides for compensation of Rs. 10 lakh with 70% for capital assets and the remaining 30% for movable property.
The annual Amarnathji Yatra concluded on August 24, 2010. Since July 1, 2010 a total of 458,000 pilgrims visited the shrine. Full security was provided to the yatra and no incident of violence was reported.

Situation in North-East Improves
The Regional Coordination Mechanism to facilitate 24x7 sharing and follow-up of information among the North Eastern States has become operational.
Tripartite talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on their demands are continuing.
Several groups such as NDFB (Pro-talk), DHD (Nunisa), DHD(J) and UPDS in Assam and ANVC in Meghalaya are holding talks with the Government of India and the State Government concerned. Shri P C Haldar is the Interlocutor.
Talks with the NSCN (IM) on their demands are continuing with Shri R S Pandey representing the Government of India.
After overcoming many difficulties, repatriation of Bru migrants from Tripura to Mizoram resumed on November 3, 2010.
Naga groups imposed a blockade on NH-39 with effect from April 24, 2010 protesting the holding of elections to the Autonomous District Councils in Manipur. CPMF companies were deployed for security of NH-39 and NH-53. Through patient negotiations with different Naga groups, the blockade of NH-39 was lifted on June 18, 2010.

Steps Taken to Fight Naxal Menace
Naxal violence continued to cause concern. In Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, 75 CPRF and 1 State police personnel were killed by the CPI (Maoist) in an ambush on April 6, 2010.
Unified Commands have been created in the States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal.
The honorarium for SPOs has been raised from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 3,000 per month. The ratio of cost sharing per SPO between the Centre and the States has been fixed at 80:20. 12,000 additional SPOs have been sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Orissa.
On July 14, 2010, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting the Governors/Chief Ministers of 7 LWE-affected States in New Delhi.
On the development front, Government has approved an ambitious integrated action plan for sixty districts, affected by Left Wing Extremism. It is proposed to make a block grant of 25 crore to each district for the remaining four months of 2010-11 and 30 crore to each district for 2011-12.

Census and NPR
The work on Census 2011 began on April 1, 2010. By the end of November, 2010, data collection for House listing & Housing Census and for the National Population Register (NPR) was completed in all States/UTs except in a few villages of Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. Data collection and printing of Local Register of Usual Residents for creation of NPR in the coastal villages has been completed in all project States/UTs, namely, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Goa, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, West Bengal and Maharashtra.

Capacity Addition
  • At the Central level, 31,584 vacancies were filled in 2009-10 and 14,506 vacancies up to November in 2010-11. 11,985 posts have been sanctioned to the NSG for the four regional hubs, the two regional centres and the operational force at Manesar. Additional posts have been sanctioned for CISF and new battalions for SSB.
  • Huge amounts have been provided for procurement of equipment by the CPMFs. Funds have been released to the States under the Modernisation of Police Force Scheme, Security Related Expenditure and Special Infrastructure Scheme.
  • Fencing, roads and flood-lighting works on the borders are in progress. More BOPs are being constructed on the India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan borders. A comprehensive project for construction of border roads along the India-Nepal border, India-Bhutan border and India-Pakistan border at an estimated cost of 5,662 crore has been approved and the work will commence on April 1, 2011. Construction of 21 roads totaling 653.40 kms. on the Indo-China border is in progress.
  • All Forensic Science Laboratories are being upgraded and strengthened.
    Training capacity is being expanded significantly. Intelligence Bureau is setting up 4 more Regional Training Centres.

    Steps Initiated in Other Areas
  • A mission mode project on Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) has been approved. This project would network 169 Missions, 77 ICPs (Immigration Check Posts), 7 FRROs (Foreigners Regional Registration Offices), and FROs (Foreigners Registration Offices) in the State/District Headquarters with the Central Foreigners Bureau(CFB) at a total cost of Rs. 1,011 crore by September, 2014. At the end of November 2010, all 77 ICPs were computerized and 70 ICPs were networked with CFB.
  • A new service ‘Online Indian Citizenship’ has been introduced to enable persons to file applications online for grant of Indian citizenship.
  • A comprehensive scheme to strengthen law enforcement capability to deal with human trafficking was approved in June, 2010. The scheme includes establishment of Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units (IAHTU) in 335 police districts and Training of Trainers who would eventually train 10,000 police officers.
  • The India-USA Counter Terror Cooperation Initiative was signed on July 23, 2010.
  • In-principle approval has been given to the establishment of NATGRID.
  • The Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organizations were declared terrorist organizations on June 2, 2010.
  • NIA was given access to David Coleman Headley in the United States.
    The Union Home Minister visited the UK during March 20-23, 2010. The purpose was to visit key establishments in the intelligence community of that country.
  • The Union Home Minister visited Islamabad, Pakistan from June 25-26, 2010 to attend the Third SAARC Conference of Interior/Home Ministers.
  • A five-member Committee chaired by Mr. Justice (Retd.) B.N. Srikrishna was constituted on February 3, 2010 for consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Work on the Integrated Check Posts began at Attari, Raxaul and Jogbani.
  • 6,000 rescue personnel including NDRF and ITBP personnel were deployed to handle the aftermath of the cloud burst in Leh, J&K in August. More than 8,000 persons were evacuated.
  • A Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security was held on February 7, 2010. *****OK/KS
    Overall Internal Security Situation Remains Under Control
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