#RajyaSabha Question #1893
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY RAJYA SABHA QUESTION NO 1893 ANSWERED ON 10.12.2014
Pending matter of IIUS
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
- (a) whether a proposal in the Union Home Ministry is pending in connection with allocation of funds to the special infrastructure scheme of the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the details of the actions taken in this connection; and
- (b) whether a proposal in the Ministry is pending in connection with exempting States from payment to central security forces for their posting in Naxal affected areas and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI HARIBHAI PARATHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)
(a): No Sir. A proposal was received from Special Branch, Police Head Quarters, Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide their letter dated 14.11.2014 requesting for financial assistance of Rs.70 crore for setting up the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) Training School in Madhya Pradesh under the Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS). The aforesaid proposal has been examined in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and in view of the limited availability of funds under the Special Infrastructure Scheme and since the focus of funding currently is mainly on the 4 worst LWE affected States viz; Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha for upgradation/critical gap filling of Special Forces, the proposal of the Government of Madhya Pradesh could not be acceded to. The MHA has accordingly informed the Special Branch, Police Head Quarters, Madhya Pradesh, vide letter dated 04.12.2014.
(b): No proposal is pending in connection with exempting States from payment of deployment charges in the LWE affected districts. As per the extent policy the State Governments, except special category States (viz North- East, J&K and HP), are required to bear the deployment charges of CAPFs in the State. However, on the basis of requests made by the LWE affected States, a proposal for giving some rebate in deployment charges of CAPFs, deployed exclusively for Anti Naxal Operation (ANO) duties in the LWE affected States, was sent to the Ministry of Finance but the same was not agreed by the Ministry of Finance due to shortage of resources.