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Ministry of Home Affairs Recounts Major Achievements in Internal Security

Published Dec 15, 2018
Updated Jun 06, 2020

 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Government of India carried out its year end review published on 14 December. Amongst the major achievements counted were smooth conduct of local body elections in J&K, lifting of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from parts of North-East, peaceful rollout of National Register of Citizenship (NRC) in Assam an improvement in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Scenario, Smart fence on Western border, single digit pan-India emergency phone number ‘112’, the first India-China Agreement on Bilateral Security Cooperation and unveiling of the National Police Memorial.

The MHA in the highlights contents that Internal Security scenario during the year 2018 remained largely peaceful while the situation on the borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar and China has significantly improved.

On the Western borders, the Security Forces have retaliated with equal measure to ceasefire violations and neutralised infiltration attempts.

In J&K, concerted anti-militancy Operations have resulted in the elimination of a large number of terrorists while the local body elections were conducted smoothly.

In the North-East, the security scenario has vastly improved during the last four years with the result the AFPSA was lifted from Meghalaya & parts of Arunachal Pradesh this year; the Draft NRC in Assam was published without any incidence of violence and the Final NRC is on course. In the hinterland, the LWE affected districts have shrunk from 76 in 2013 to just 58.

Under the Modernization of Police Forces (MPF) programme, two pilot projects of smart fencing were unveiled along the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu. Launch of a single digit pan-India emergency phone number ‘112’, under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS), has been heralded in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland. MHA set up a new Division to address Women’s Safety issues while two separate portals, namely – Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) and National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), furthered Women’s Safety issues.

Enhancement of Centre’s share in the State Disaster Response Fund from 75% to 90%, tremendous success of e-Visa, First India-China High Level Meeting on Bilateral Security Cooperation, conduct of regular meetings of the Zonal Councils, dedication of the National Police Memorial to the nation at the hands of Prime Minister and new Police Medals instituted are some of the other highlights of the Ministry of Home Affairs during the year gone by.