Change in Training System Due to Terrorism and Naxalism



Change in Training System Due to Terrorism and Naxalism

The changes carried out in the training system imparted by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA), Hyderabad to Indian Police Service Officers Trainees are as follows:


(i) Introduction of a new subject “Internal Security” since 2011.

(ii) Revision and updation of the subject of “Field Craft and tactics”, and increasing its marks from 50 to 200 since 2011 thus emphasizing the importance of application of knowledge and skills to counter and threat of terrorism/naxalism.

(iii) Establishment of Special Tactics Wing in the Academy since 2009 which imparts specialized practical training to the Officer Trainees to prepare them for the challenges related to countering terrorism/naxalism;

(iv) Fine-tuning of the syllabus at micro level on annual basis as per the challenges arising in the field.

The Central Government and its various agencies organize a number of training programmes for Indian Administrative Service officers, Indian Police Service Officers as well as State Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel on a continuous basis on various aspects of Left Wing Extremist/terrorist operations. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie provides inputs on Law and Order, National Security and developmental challenges to the officers. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad provides training to senior police officers of various States and CAPFs to fight with the naxalites/terrorists and to face the challenges of Internal Security. North Eastern Police Academy, Meghalaya provides training on Counter-Insurgency and anti-Naxal operations to police officers. Most State Police Forces have set up their own training institutions also to impart comprehensive training to their forces.

Indian Police Service Officer Trainees are attached with Greyhound Training Centre, Hyderabad for Jungle Warfare Training and Central School of Weapons & Tactics (CSWT), Indore for getting advanced training in weapons as a part of their training. The SVP NPA has also taken the initiative of conducting tailor-made tactical courses for various State Police Academies.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Institute for Training of Regional Level Officers

The Central Government supports setting up of Regional/District level training centre through State Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs) by providing financial assistance for augmentation of capacity of the training institutions in the form of hardware, software, courseware, networking of training institution and training ware under the Plan Scheme of “Training for All”. These institutes are also encouraged and supported for developing case studies, e-learning packages, training films, organizing workshop/seminars etc.

As part of implementation of the recommendation of the 2nd ARC, the allocation under the plan scheme of “Training for All” was raised to Rs.26 crores in the financial year 2012-13 with an overall outlay of Rs.127.63 crores for the 12th Five Year Plan as a whole in comparison to Rs.18 crores in the terminal year of the 11th Five Year Plan.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Organisations without Full Time CVOs

The organizations having part-time Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs), whose administrative works are being handled by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), are:

1. Staff Selection Commission (S.S.C),

2. Central Information Commission (C.I.C),

3. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (L.B.S.N.A.A),

4. Central Administrative Tribunal (C.A.T), and

5. Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I).

Full time CVOs are appointed on the basis of quantum of work-load of particular organization in consultation with CVC, on receipt of such proposals from the organization concerned.

DoPT appoints full time CVOs in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)/Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs) according to the procedures and guidelines laid down in O.M. No. 372/8/99-AVD-III dated 18th January, 2001. For selection of full time CVOs, regular and periodical meetings are held under the chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) for drawing panel from which such full time CVOs in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are appointed.

To ensure absolute accountability and transparency for appointment of CVOs, the concurrence of CVC is invariably taken for individual officers before placing them in the offer list of CVOs. In order to ensure financial transparency, accountability and to strengthen vigilance mechanism, DoPT has appointed CVOs in 139 Organizations/ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) as on date.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy under its broad based Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programme has been supporting projects at academic institutions, research and development organizations and industry for development of hydrogen and fuel cells. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. A total twenty six RD&D projects on hydrogen and fuel cells are presently under implementation with the support of the Ministry.

The Minister further stated that Indian Oil Corporation Limited R&D Centre, Faridabad has developed a proposal for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells in the campus of the National Institute of Solar Energy at Gwalpahari, Gurgaon, Haryana, the Minister added.


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Renewable Energy Manufacturing Sector

To make India a hub for renewable energy manufacturing, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been promoting private investment in renewable energy through an attractive mix of fiscal and financial incentives. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. This includes capital subsidy through Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) and excise and custom duty exemption. The Government is encouraging participation from other countries by allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment in Renewable Energy.

The Minister further stated that the an estimated potential of 897 GW has been identified from various renewable energy sources in the country which includes 749 GW from solar, 103 GW from wind, 25 GW from bio-energy and 20 GW from small hydro power. MNRE has proposed grid power of 175 GW from various renewable energy sources by the year 2022. This includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro power.

The geothermal program of the Ministry is presently in research and development stage. The cost of generation of electricity from geothermal energy is presently very high, hence, the promotion of geothermal energy production of power will not be possible in short and medium terms, the Minister added.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy under its broad based Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programme has been supporting projects at academic institutions, research and development organizations and industry for development of hydrogen and fuel cells. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. A total twenty six RD&D projects on hydrogen and fuel cells are presently under implementation with the support of the Ministry.

The Minister further stated that Indian Oil Corporation Limited R&D Centre, Faridabad has developed a proposal for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells in the campus of the National Institute of Solar Energy at Gwalpahari, Gurgaon, Haryana, the Minister added.

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Making co-operative entrepreneurship attractive

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been implementing a cluster-based scheme named Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and the Coir Board. Societies registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Co-operative Societies are eligible to work as implementing agencies in the scheme. Under SFURTI, khadi, village industries and coir clusters have been taken up for development by providing them with improved equipments, common facilities centres, business development services, training, capacity building and design and marketing support, etc. 101 clusters (29 Khadi, 47 Village Industries and 25 Coir clusters) have been developed under this scheme. SFURTI Scheme has been revamped in XII plan and 71 clusters with an outlay of Rs. 149.44 crore are proposed to be developed in the Ist phase.

In addition to SFURTI, Government in the Ministry of MSME has also been implementing a credit-linked subsidy programme named Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) since 2008-09 with KVIC as nodal agency at the national level for generating employment in the Country by setting up of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector. Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act. 1860 and Co-operative Societies are eligible to setup micro-enterprises under PMEGP.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Comprehensive women entrepreneur development programme

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been implementing Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) Scheme for Women. The scheme envisages economic empowerment exclusively of women through trade related training, information and counseling extension activities related to trades, products, services etc. Under the Scheme financial loans are provided by Nationalized Banks and grants by Government of India at the rate of 30% of the loan subject to maximum limit of Rs.30.00 lakh through NGOs for capacity building and for undertaking self-employment ventures by women in non-farm activities. Ministry of MSME also conducts Skill Development Training Programmes for women to upgrade their skills for self & wage employment and generate income. Under Mahila Coir Yojana , financial assistance is provided for motorized ratts for spinning coir yarn to women artisans after giving training. Government provides motorized rats/ motorized traditional ratts at 75% cost subsidy subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7500/- for motorized ratts and Rs.3200/- for motorized traditional ratts .The remaining 25% is raised by the beneficiaries. Under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) , the women entrepreneurs are provided additional subsidy of 10% over & above the general category entrepreneurs in both rural & urban areas, with reduced beneficiary contribution of 5% of project cost as against 10% for general category. Under the Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Scheme (MSE-CDP) , there is special dispensation for women entrepreneurs in Soft and Hard Intervention ranging from additional 15% to 20% of Government of India grant.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Zero Effect, Zero Defect Model

The Ministry of MSME is implementing a number of Schemes and Programmes for the benefit of local manufacturing in the MSME sector across the country. These Schemes include National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of SMEs through Incubators, Cluster Development Programme, Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme and Marketing Assistance Scheme. These Schemes are aimed towards upgradation of technology, creation of infrastructure, making available collateral free credit, provision of capital subsidy and provision of marketing assistance which in turn lead to creation of high quality local manufacturing. Especially, the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) Scheme highlights the needs for enhancing the competitiveness of Indian manufacturing sector by reducing the manufacturing costs through better space utilization, scientific inventory management, improved process flows, reduced engineering time etc.

The funds allocated towards these Schemes are aimed towards overall development of the Sector including inducing high quality local manufacturing. It is worthwhile to mention that the 12th Five Year Plan allocation for the NMCP Scheme is Rs.860.70 Crore, which is primarily geared for promoting quality local manufacturing. To achieve the targets of the recent "Zero Effect, Zero Defect Models", the Ministry has not only aligned its schemes like Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme, Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools (QTT), Technology and Quality Upgradation (TEQUP) Schemes in particular but also with Quality Council of India (QCI) has worked out a ‘ZED Certification’ model encompassing an array of quality parameters in manufacturing.

The Ministry of MSME is providing skill development training in rural and urban areas in the widest range of skill sets, from those required for the khadi and village industries to the skill sets required by the globally competitive industries such as auto-components, electronic items, pharma products etc. Efforts are now being directed for a more co-ordinated approach in the areas of skill development i.e. accredition of institutions, certification, curriculum development, industry linkage, training of trainers, trend spotting etc through various training outfits of the Ministry, such as National Level Training Institutions, Tool Rooms and Technology Development Institutions.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Steps taken to protect SMEs

To protect and promote the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is implementing various Schemes / Programmes relating to credit, infrastructure development, technology upgradation, marketing assistance etc. The major schemes include Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, Cluster Development Programme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Marketing Assistance Scheme and Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme. Furthermore, the Government is continuously expanding the coverage of the schemes and strengthening their implementation.

The steady annual growth rate in MSME registration (i.e. above 10 percent) in the recent years is a pointer to the fact that Government’s policies and initiatives are meeting the desired objectives. The growth rate of Entrepreneur Memorandum (Part –II) (MSME) in the last three years is as follows:

Period
Growth Rate of EM-II(MSME)
2010-11
12.23
2011-12
18.64
2012-13
13.91
2013-14
11.45

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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