Cabinet approves scheme to modernise police forces

Raj Kamal Rao

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an umbrella scheme to modernise police forces across the states.

File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefing the media

File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefing the media

The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the “Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)“ with additional funding from centre’s exchequer to states.

“A big umbrella scheme has been approved by CCS, for Modernization of Police Forces, ” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Police Modernisation scheme has been reinstated by the government after 14th Finance Commission recommendations and states will get additional support from Centre.

The “Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF),” will be implemented in three years with Rs.25,060 crore total allocation to modernise forces.

“Financial outlay of Rs 25060 crores will be provided for police modernisation. Out of the total amount, Centre will fund Rs 18,636 crores and states will bear the reaming 6424 crores, ” he said.

File Photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Prime Minister Modi.  Photo - PTI

File Photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Prime Minister Modi.
Photo – PTI

Modernisation of Police Forces scheme to go long way in boosting capability and efficiency of Central and State Police Force

The scheme will cover all aspects of internal security, including, Law and order, women safety, modern weapons procurement, logistics support, mobility of forces, the hiring of the helicopters, up gradation of wireless, National Satellite Network.