Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India

07/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2019 06:03

Modernization of Police Forces

The Government of India has, on 27.09.2017, approved implementation of the umbrella scheme of 'Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)'. The umbrella scheme has two verticals - Security Related Expenditure (SRE) of specific theatres & Modernisation of Police Forces. Salient features of the Modernisation of Police Forces vertical are given below:

  • Central assistance is provided to the State Governments for weapons, equipment for Forensics, Information Technology, Communication, Training, etc. The scheme is focused on facilitating targeted interventions and 'mobility' and 'construction of police infrastructure including housing' is now permitted in case of Jammu & Kashmir, insurgency affected North Eastern (NE) States and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected Districts.
  • Three Himalayan States, namely, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim are eligible to receive financial assistance on 90:10 Centre:State sharing basis. The remaining States are eligible for financial assistance on 60:40 Centre: State sharing basis.
  • Assistance for specific projects in the North-East region.
  • Approved central outlay is Rs. 7,380 crore for the 3 years' period from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

State Action Plans (SAPs) of 25 States for the financial year 2019-20 under the sub-scheme of Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police have been approved by High Powered Committee (HPC). State-wise details of funds allocated under the sub-scheme of 'Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police' during current year, i.e., 2019-20 is given below:

(in Rs. Crore)

S.No.

State

Allocation (2019-20)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

24.46

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

3.92

3.

Assam

26.4

4.

Bihar

27.62

5.

Chhattisgarh

9.72

6.

Goa

1.03

7.

Gujarat

25.58

8.

Haryana

11.48

9.

Himachal Pradesh

3.5

10.

Jammu & Kashmir

39.9

11.

Jharkhand

9.21

12.

Karnataka

38.37

13.

Kerala

16.11

14.

Madhya Pradesh

27.11

15.

Maharashtra

47.11

16.

Manipur

9.55

17.

Meghalaya

3.75

18.

Mizoram

4.77

19.

Nagaland

10.74

20.

Odisha

15.6

21.

Punjab

16.42

22.

Rajasthan

31.26

23.

Sikkim

1.77

24.

Tamil Nadu

34.84

25.

Tripura

7.84

26.

Telangana

17.48

27.

Uttar Pradesh

63.19

28.

Uttarakhand

3.37

29.

West Bengal

28.9

Sub-total

561

Contingency Reserve

39.57

Mega City Policing

32.025

Programme Management Unit

0.45

20% for Police Reforms

158.26

Greyhounds Training Centre in Andhra Pradesh

20

G/Total

811.30

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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