The Union Home Ministry has got a marginal 10 per cent hike in the 2010-11 Union Budget over last year’s allocation that also pegs the expected expenses to 15 per cent less in the next fiscal.

The modest increase in the Home Ministry budget is because of provision for housing for Central paramilitary forces and training personnel.

The budget, presented in Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, has earmarked Rs 37,136.07 crore for the Home Ministry against Rs 33,809.86 crore in 2009-10, showing a hike of 10 per cent.

The proposals for Intelligence Bureau include Rs 15 crore under the plan outlay while another Rs 764.37 under the non-plan outlay. The budgetary provisions come up to Rs 779.37 crore which is 15.14 per cent less compared to Rs 918.03 crore in the last fiscal.

The proposals also include Rs 175 crore for the prestigious Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System as against Rs 104 crore in the last fiscal whereas the funds earmarked for the ambitious plan of having a National Grid for intelligence gathering remain the same at Rs 1.50 crore.

Under border management, Rs 1489.28 crore have been allotted for improving coastal security, maintenance of border work and setting up of new border outposts.

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