New Delhi, May 29, 2015

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has laid out the following agenda for the Ministry for the next year:

•Scheme for Rehabilitation of the people affected by transfer of enclaves between India and Bangladesh: This includes both temporary and permanent rehabilitation of the displaced persons from the Indian enclaves in Bangladesh in the State of West Bengal only.

•Grant-in-aid to Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC): Proposal to provide grant-in-aid of Rs. 40 crore over next five years to meet the administrative and social welfare expenses for settlements of Tibetan refugees in different States in the country.

•Strengthening of Changthang Settlements: Proposal is for strengthening of Changthang Settlements of Tibetan Refugees and the area inhabited by the local nomadic population in Changthang area along the Indo-China Border. The tentative cost of the Scheme is Rs. 654 crore.

• Transfer of Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners’ accounts from SBI to other Banks: This is to streamline disbursal of Central Samman Pension for the convenience of the pensioners.

•Renovation of Freedom Fighters Home: Freedom Fighter’s Home is located in Central Delhi to provide transit accommodation to the freedom fighters and their dependents. It is maintained by NDMC. The Home is in bad shape and it will be renovated with better facilities at a cost of Rs.90 lakh.

•e-Tourist Visa (e-TV): We propose to extend the e-Tourist Visa Scheme to 150 countries and 25 Indian Airports by March 2016 in phased manner.

•IVFRT (Immigration Visa, Immigration and Foreigners’ Registration and Tracking): The project has been implemented in 160 Indian Missions and 480 FROs across the country. It is proposed to implement the project in all Indian Embassies abroad and FROs across the country by the end of March 2016.

•Integration of Online Payment Gateway: To ease out the process of online application and fees collection, we have decided to integrate online payment gateway system in all the services like Visa, Indian Citizenship, and FCRA related matters. It is proposed to complete and streamline the integration process within this year.

•Security scenario in J&K: It is proposed to plug the gaps in the International Border through strengthening the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) with the use of technological solutions available globally as well as construction of physical barriers.

•Rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants: Proposal to give financial assistance to provide 3000 additional state government jobs to the Kashmiri migrants and for construction of transit accommodation in the Valley for them. Also working on an integrated proposal for townships for the return and rehabilitation of the Kashmiri migrants.

•Rehabilitation of migrants from hilly areas of Jammu region: It isproposed that migrants of hilly areas of Jammu region may be provided relief at par with the Kashmiri migrants.

•Special Industry Initiative (SII) for J&K students – Udaan: It is proposed to train 7000 more candidates during the next year and provide placement to 6000 candidates. It is proposed to conduct more than 24 mega Udaan selection drives.

•Civic Action Plan in J&K: This would include conducting of medical camps, sports and cultural activities including conduct of tour from J&K to rest of India and vice-versa, educational activities, setting up of community centres.

• AmarnathYatra: Shri AmarnathjiYatra 2015 is scheduled to commence from 2nd July 2015 and conclude on 29th August 2015. Necessary steps will be taken to ensure peaceful conduct of the Yatra. Deployment of additional forces to maintain security, ensure improved telecom connectivity, adequate health facilities, sanitation and other facilities including langars etc.

• Post flood reconstruction in J&K: State Government has been requested to send their proposals for long term rehabilitation and reconstruction. Measures have also been taken to increase the water carrying capacity of Jhelum river so that flood like situation may be avoided in future.

•Modernization of Delhi Police: Traffic and Communication Network of Delhi Police will be modernized by installation of new traffic signals/ blinkers and procurement of various components.

• Solar Power in Diu: 3 MW solar power project at Diu and 1 MW solar power project at Daman will be commissioned this year. In the next 15 months, another 6 MW solar power project will be commissioned at Diu making Diu the first city in the country to be driven 100 % on green energy.

• Hospital in Diu: A 60 bedded hospital will be commissioned at Diu and another 100 bedded sub-district hospital will be commissioned at Khanvel, the sub-district headquarters of Silvassa.

• National Population Register (NPR): –  Biometric enrolment in 10 NPR States to be completed.  Implementation of the scheme of updation of NRC 1951 in Assam.

• Chief Ministers’ Conference: MHA proposes to convene a Chief Ministers’ Conference in July/ August, 2015 to discuss the internal security situation in the country.

• National Security Clearance: The MHA is framing guidelines for assessment of proposals received from various ministries for national security clearances.

• SMART Policing: During the 49th Annual Conference of DGs/IGs on 28.11.2014, the concept of SMART Policing had been introduced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. SMART stands for Strict and Sensitive, Modern with Mobility, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive and Trained and Techno-savvy. As part of this exercise, four regional workshops have been organized by BPR&D at Bengaluru; Guwahati; Bhopal and Chandigarh. To carry forward this exercise, a National Workshop is likely to be held at New Delhi in the first week of July.

• Forensic Science: To strengthen Forensic Science capabilities in the country, three new Central Forensic Science Laboratories (CFSL) are being established at Guwahati, Bhopal and Pune. The construction work will be completed within two and half years.

• LWE Matters: The following steps will be taken in the LWE affected States:

(i) Installation of Mobile Towers to bring entire area under mobile coverage.

(ii) Development of Critical Roads under Road Requirement Plan. (iii) Enhancement of Education Infrastructure.

(iv) Improvement of Health Amenities. (v) Improving Efficacy of Public Distribution System.

• Central Victim Compensation Fund: Rs. 200 crore is proposed to be accessed from the Nirbhaya Fund for this purpose.

•Investigation Unit for Crime against Women (IUCAW): Investigation Units for crimes against women will be set up in 150 districts all over the country.

•Setting up of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (ICCCC): Steps will be taken to set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (ICCCC), at a cost of Rs. 100 crore.

• Emergency Response System to be made functional: Rs. 321 crore has been sanctioned in favour of MHA for setting up Emergency Response System for women in distress from the Nirbhaya Fund in February, 2014. It is proposed that system would be made functional in the next financial year.

• CCTNS Project: The on-going CCTNS Project will be implemented and efforts will be made to fully implement the project in at least 50% of the States.

• Cyber Crime: Approach paper to tackle Cyber Crime will be finalised.

• Upgradation of Posts of Constable to Head Constable in BSF and CRPF: It is endeavoured to upgrade about 11,000 and 14,000 posts of constables to Head Constables in BSF and CRPF respectively. This will address issue of stagnation/ promotion at constable level in these forces.

• Recruitment: Recruitment of 62390 constables, including 8533 women will be carried out for the year 2015-16.

• Infrastructure for CAPFs: A proposal for construction of 13072 houses has been initiated.

• India Reserve Battalions: Government has moved a proposal for sanction of 17 IR battalions out of which 5 will be for J&K and 12 will be for LWE states. It has been proposed that these battalions will be raised by recruiting local youth, in case of LWE states 75% of the vacancies will be filled up by local youths from the worst 27 affected districts in the states concerned.

• Critical infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh : A proposal at an estimated cost of Rs. 182.25 crore for construction of foot tracks, small bridges, suspension bridges, helipads etc. in Arunachal Pradesh in order to provide connectivity and also to provide basic amenities to the villages has been approved in principle by Ministry of Home Affairs. It has been decided that the work would be executed by CPWD.

• National Marine Police Training Institute: Steps are being taken to establish the National Marine Police Training Institute in Gujarat. The State Government of Gujarat is in the process of the transferring the land title in favour of the MHA. It is also proposed to establish Regional Training Institutes in each Coastal State.

• Installation of Automatic Identification System (Proprietary) transponders for tracking of small vessels (below 20 mtrs.) :It has been proposed to install the Automatic Identification System (Proprietary) Transponders for tracking of small fishing vessels (below 20 mtr.) upto a distance of 50 Kms. from the coastline. The project will be implemented by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

• Construction of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs): Construction of ICPs at Raxual (Bihar), Jogbani (Bihar) and Petrapole (West Bengal) are expected to be completed during 2015-16.

• Border Area Development Programme (BADP): During the year 2015-16 an amount of Rs. 990 crore will be allocated for creation of special development needs of people of bordering areas.

North-Eastern Matters

• Repatriation and rehabilitation of Bru migrants from Tripura to Mizoram: The Bru repatriation process is expected to be completed by September, 2015.