Budget

10.5% hike in allocation for Home Ministry

A BSF contingent rehearses for the Republic Day parade at Rajpat.

A BSF contingent rehearses for the Republic Day parade at Rajpat.  

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It gets ₹92,679 cr. this fiscal against ₹83,823.30 cr. in 2017-18

The Union Home Ministry has been allocated ₹92,679.86 crore, an increase of 10.5% over 2017-18, with a special emphasis on improving infrastructure of the police forces.

The Delhi police, which maintain law and order in the national capital, has been allocated ₹6,946.28 crore. A sum of ₹1,750 crore has been allocated for the development of border infrastructure.

During 2017-18, the Home Ministry got ₹83,823.30 crore, according to the Budget papers.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is engaged in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the northeastern States and often deployed on internal security duties, has been allocated ₹20,268 crore as against ₹18,720.08 crore in 2017-18.

The Border Security Force (BSF), which guards India’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, has been allocated ₹17,118.64 crore, as against ₹16,188.74 crore in 2017-18.

The total allocation to the Central Armed Police Forces, including the CRPF, the BSF, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, Assam Rifles and the National Security Guard, is ₹62,741.31 crore, compared with ₹58,148.80 crore in 2017-18.

The Intelligence Bureau, responsible for gathering internal intelligence, has been allocated ₹1,876.44 crore, ₹6.26 crore less than the sum given last fiscal.

The Special Protection Group, responsible for the security of the Prime Minister and the former Prime Ministers and their family members, has been allocated ₹385 crore as against ₹389.50 crore in 2017-18.

A sum of ₹4,289.05 crore has been allocated for the development of police infrastructure, including the construction of barracks and residential quarters and the purchase of vehicles and arms and ammunition.

Nirbhaya Fund

A total of ₹100 crore has been earmarked for Nirbhaya Fund to protect the safety of women, while ₹81.75 crore has been allocated for the National Emergency Response System and prevention of cybercrimes against women and children.

For the modernisation of the police force, ₹897.29 crore has been earmarked, and ₹864.10 crore has been allocated for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

NDRF is often deployed for rescue and relief of people hit by natural and man-made disasters.

Propagation of Hindi

An allocation of ₹551.14 crore has been made for census operations, ₹100 crore for the special industry initiative for Jammu and Kashmir, ₹75.45 crore for the propagation of Hindi and ₹1,139.67 crore for grants-in-aid to the State governments.

Among the Union Territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been allocated ₹4,523.86 crore. Chandigarh will get ₹4,084.83, Dadra and Nagar Haveli ₹1,114.44 crore, Daman and Diu ₹773.49 crore and Lakshadweep ₹1,360.31 crore. Delhi has been given ₹790 crore and Puducherry ₹1,476 crore.

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