Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for NIA Headquarters Office Complex
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Headquarters Office Complex, here today.
While addressing, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the crisis of credibility is a challenge and the NIA has proved it time and again. NIA has been working professionally and its success rate is more than 95%, he added. The Union Home Minister assured all possible assistance from the Centre for the smooth functioning of NIA and mentioned that the organization has grown from being an infant to a sufficiently mature one.
Shri Rajnath Singh said that the government is committed for the elimination of terrorism and the NIA is carrying out its job effectively. He said that the lack of adequate space was a hindrance for smooth functioning of the organization and the new Headquarter Office Complex will further improve its working qualitatively. The Ministry of Home Affairs had been providing necessary assistance and facilities for enhancing professionalism in the working of NIA.
The construction of this proposed office complex is scheduled to be completed within a time frame of 18 months. The Office Complex comprising of Administration Building will have nine floors with a total area of 90,061 sqft with two basements having additional 8,872 sqft area. The MHA has sanctioned Rs.35.13 crore for this project. This project has been assigned to National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) Ltd.
Earlier, Director General, NIA, Shri Sharad Kumar welcomed the guests and made a presentation about the functioning of the organization. He mentioned that at present out of total 106 cases, 57 cases have reached the stage of trial. Shri Sharad Kumar further said that the conviction has been secured in 12 cases out of 14, against 57 accused persons.
The event was attended by the Chiefs of various Central Armed Police Forces, Central Police Organizations and Senior Officials of Ministry of Home Affairs.