Union Budget 2022 | ₹1.85 lakh crore allocation to MHA; CAPF, police get funds for modernisation

An increase of nearly ₹20,000 crore from the current fiscal when it was allocated ₹1,66,546.94 crore

February 01, 2022 05:20 pm | Updated February 02, 2022 03:07 am IST - New Delhi

File photo used for representation. Photo: Twitter/@PIBHomeAffairs

File photo used for representation. Photo: Twitter/@PIBHomeAffairs

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been allocated ₹1,85,776.55 crore in the Union Budget 2022-23 — an increase of 11% over the ₹1,66,547 crore allotted to it in the current fiscal.

Border management has seen an increase of 42%, from ₹1,921.39 crore in 2021-22 to ₹2,517.02 crore in 2022-23, while border infrastructure has been allocated ₹2,744 crore, up from ₹2,130 crore in 2021-22.

A large component of the allocated funds — ₹2,092.42 crore — has been reserved for “research”, which is more than the ₹1,400 crore revised allocation in fiscal 2021-22.

This year, a new feature — Modernisation of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) — has been added with an allocation of ₹248 crore.

Special schemes related to women’s security gets an allocation of ₹200 crore while ₹2,754.16 crore has been set aside for modernisation of police forces. A sum of ₹3,659.84 crore has been allocated for improving police infrastructure.

The Inter Operable Criminal Justice System has been allocated ₹590.60 crore while ₹300 crore has been set aside for modernisation of forensic capacity. The budgetary provision for Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) has increased by 127.27% from ₹77 crore in 2021-22 to ₹175 crore in 2022-23.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be allocated ₹35,581.44 crore, an increase from the previous allocation of ₹30,575 crore while the ₹5958 crore allocated for Ladakh is the same as that in 2021-22.

The total allocations for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) has increased by 12.98%, from ₹90,888.41 crore to ₹1,02,686.50 crore in 2022-23.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the border areas along China, gets ₹ 7,461.28 crore as against the ₹6,965.02 crore allocated to it in 2021-22.

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