The Government of India(GoI) has approved for continuation of the Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) scheme for 5 years from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with the financial outlay of Rs 26,275 crores. This initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs is to modernise and improve the functioning of Police Forces of States and Union Territories by introducing sub-schemes.
i.To maintain internal security, law and order.
ii.Adoption of modern technology by police.
iii.Assisting narcotics control and strengthening the criminal justice system.
i.A central outlay of Rs 18,839 crores has been given for security-related expenditure in Jammu and Kashmir, insurgency affected northeastern states and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas.
ii.Rs 4,846 crores will be given for the modernisation of state police forces.
iii.Rs 2,080.50 crores will be used to develop operationally independent and high-quality forensic sciences facilities in States/Union Territories.
iv.Implementation of “National Policy and Action Plan” for combating Maoists or LWE, has reduced the violence.
v.An outlay of Rs 8,689 crores have been approved for six LWE schemes.
- Which includes Special Central Assistance (SCA) to most LWE-affected districts and districts of concern.
vi.Rs 350 crores approved for India Reserve Battalions or Specialised India Reserve Battalions.
vii.Rs 50 crores approved for Central sector scheme of ‘Assistance to States & Union Territories for Narcotics Control.
About Modernisation of Police Force:
Established – 1969-70
Ministry – Ministry of Home Affairs