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15th Finance Commission: MHA projects budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore

Home Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs has projected budgetary requirement of more than 3.5 lakh crore rupees for the period of 2020-2025 to the 15th Finance Commission for for internal security, Central Armed Police Forces, police modernization, Border security, disaster management and Union Territories.

According to an official statement, a presentation was made during the meeting of Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission N K Singh and members of the Commission on 19th of this month.

The presentation stressed that the responsibilities of Home Ministry have increased manifold in meeting the diverse and varied internal security challenges, even though public order and police are constitutional responsibilities of states.

Home Minister pointed out that MHA also has other challenges that include – improving sense of security amongst the public, making vulnerable sections such as women and children safer, improving effectiveness of police, meeting cyber threats, providing immediate relief and rehabilitation during natural disasters.

He said due to concerted and coordinated efforts of the Central Government and the State Governments, there has been a significant and steady improvement in the overall security situation in the hinterland, in the North-Eastern States and in the areas affected by Left-Wing Extremism.


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