The State government has proposed to set up an intelligence academy to train its officials in better intelligence gathering.

Rs. 2 crore set aside

Announcing this in the budget here on Friday, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said that the government has earmarked Rs. 2 crore for the project, which is part of the Rs. 3,849 crore meant for the Home Department during 2013-2014.

The former Director-General of Police D.V. Guruprasad welcomed the budget proposals for the Police Department as it has increased remuneration for Home Guards from Rs. 250 to Rs. 300 per day, and compensation to police personnel dying in the line of duty.

Mr. Guruprasad, who also served as Additional Director-General of Police in the Intelligence wing, said that the proposal is a good move. The government should implement the proposal for recruiting junior-level officials for the intelligence wing, he said.

Apart from imparting training to officers and staff of the intelligence wing, the Home Department should ensure that trained staff stayed in service for a long time, he said.