Modernisation of Police Forces: Rs 10,132 Cr earmarked for J&K, NE States

Srinagar

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of “Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)” for years 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Under the scheme, central budget outlay of Rs 10,132 Cr has been earmarked for internal security related expenditure for Jammu & Kashmir, North Eastern States and left wing extremism affected States.

The financial outlay for the scheme over the three year’s period is Rs 25,060 Cr, out of which the Central Government share will be Rs 18,636 Cr and the States’ share will be Rs 6,424 Cr.

Implementation of this scheme would bolster the Government’s ability to address challenges faced in different theatres such as areas affected by LWE, Jammu and Kashmir and North East effectively and undertake development interventions which will catalyze in improving the quality of life in these areas and help combat these challenges effectively at the same time.

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