Increase in Crimes Against Children



Increase in Crimes Against Children

As per information available with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 33,052 cases, 38,172 cases and 58,224 cases were registered under crime against children during 2011-2013 respectively, showing an increasing trend.



The increase in registration of crimes against children can be attributed to the several measures taken by the Union Government along with State Governments / Union Territory Administrations to enforce mandatory registration of offences with regard to crimes against children.

As per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India `Police` and `Public Order` are State subjects and, as such, the primary responsibility of prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of crime, lies with the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations. However, Government of India is deeply concerned with the welfare of children; and through various schemes and advisories to the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations, augments the efforts of the States /UTs.

The President of India on 2nd April, 2013 has consented to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, which has come into force since 3rd Feb, 2013 on crimes against women. It has enhanced punishment for crimes like rape, sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, acid attacks, indecent gestures like words and inappropriate touch etc. In addition, amendments are made to the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Indian Evidence Act, 1872 to protect the rights of the victims of sexual assault. Some provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 were also amended.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development is working on several areas concerning women and children. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, has come into effect from 14th November, 2012 is a special law to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been sanctioned a sum of Rs. 321.69 crore out of the Nirbhaya Fund to implement emergency response system to attend calls from women in distress and provide them immediate assistance.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to counter human trafficking. In pursuance of this objective, the Ministry of Home Affairs has established a total number of 225 Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in various districts of the country.

To create a mechanism for tracking ‘missing’ and ‘found’ children, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a national portal called ‘TrackChild’ which has data on ‘missing’ and ‘found’ children.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Dr. T.Subbarami Reddy in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Union Home Minister’s Statement on BBC Four’s Storyville in Rajya Sabha

            Following is the text of the Statement made by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the Rajya Sabha today on BBC Four’s Storyville to broadcast documentary titled ‘India’s Daughter.’

“A No Objection Certificate (NOC) to shoot the documentary featuring interview of convicted inmates in Tihar jail of cases related to atrocities against women was given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 24 July, 2013 and thereafter the permissions were given by the jail authorities to shoot the documentary to Ms. Leslee Udwin and Ms. Anjali Bhushan with the following conditions:-

(i)         Prior approval of jail authorities is to be taken for publishing the research paper or for releasing the documentary film which is being made for purely social purposes without any commercial interest as conveyed.
(ii)        To interview only such convicted prisoners who give written consent.
(iii)       The complete unedited footage of shoot in the Tihar Jail premises will be shown to the jail authorities to ensure there is no breach of Prison security.

            This documentary, inter alia, features interview of one of the accused of the Nirbhaya case.
            It came to the notice of the jail authorities that the permission conditions have been violated and hence a legal notice was issued to them on 7th April, 2014 to return the unedited footage within 15 days and also not to show the film as it violates the permission conditions.

            Subsequently, the documentary film was shown to the jail authorities where it was noticed that the documentary film depicts the comments of the convict which are highly derogatory and are an affront to the dignity of women.   It was also noticed that the film shown was the edited version and not the unedited as per permission conditions.  Hence, they were requested to provide full copy of the unedited film shootout for further review by the authorities and that they were asked not to release/screen the documentary till it is approved by the authorities.
            Now, it has come to notice that on 8 March, 2015, BBC Four is going to telecast this documentary film.  The Government has taken necessary legal action and obtained a restraining order from the court disseminating the contents of the film.

            Our Government condemns the incident of 16th December, 2012 in the strongest possible terms and will not allow any attempt by any individual, group or organization to leverage such unfortunate incidents for commercial benefit.  The respect and dignity of women constitute a core value of our culture and tradition.  Our Government remains fully committed to ensuring safety and dignity of women.”

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Hindus / Sikhs Migrated from Pakistan / Afghanistan

State-wise number of Pakistan and Afghanistan nationals living in India as on 31.12.2012 as per information available is given in the Annexure.

From 2011 to February 2015, a total of 1240 Pakistanis and 1047 Afghanistanis have applied for Indian Citizenship.

Citizenship certificates have been issued to 1238 Pakistan nationals 468 Aftghanistan nationals.

State Governments/Union Territory Administrations are empowered to grant permission to Pakistani nationals staying on Long Term Visa (LTV) under eligible categories to engage themselves in employment of purely private nature, i.e., excluding Government/semi-Government, local bodies, cooperative jobs, etc. These instructions have been reiterated to all State Governments/UT Administrations on 15.12.2014. No such specific instructions have been issued by the Government in respect of Afghanistan Nationals.



This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Avinash Rai Khanna in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Transfer of CRPF Land for Expansion of Airport at Nagpur

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in principle, agrees with the request. However, as per existing policy, the proposal is under process for seeking approval of the competent authority.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Sanjay Raut in the Rajya Sabha today.

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National Marine Police Academy at West Coast

The Government of India has decided to establish a National Marine Police Training Institute in the land offered by the Government of Gujarat located at Pindara village in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of the State, to impart training to the marine Police personnel of all the coastal States/Union Territories in the country.

It will take, at least, 4 years to operationalise this Institute.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Dilipbhai Pandya in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Shortage of Manpower in NIA

            NIA had submitted a “Vision Document” in which NIA proposed for creation of 1322 additional posts.  The proposal of NIA was examined by this Ministry and observed that out the sanctioned strength of 816 a substantial number of posts have not been filled up (254).  Therefore, MHA vide UO.No.11034/23/2010.PF.III dated 07/08/2014, NIA was advised to fill up the vacant posts first.  The branch wise sanctioned/posted strength of NIA as on 13/02/2015 are as under:-



The most of the cases being investigated by NIA are under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 which mandate investigation by an officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and above.

The posts sanctioned for each Branch Offices of NIA include posts for Executive, Ministerial, IT wing, Law Officers, Technical wing and other wings.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Smt. Wansuk Syiem in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Fencing Along Indo-Bangladesh Border

The Government has sanctioned fencing to the extent of 3326.14 km along the Indo-Bangladesh Border under two phases. The Phase-I project has been completed in the year 2000 under which 854.35 km fence was erected. Under Phase-II, 1973.572 km fence work has been completed.

An expenditure of Rs.1059 crore was incurred for construction of fence and roads under Phase-I. The Government has sanctioned 2468.77 km of fence and 1512.68 km of roads under Phase-II project at an estimated cost of Rs.4393.69 crore. The Phase-II project was targeted to be completed by 31.03.2014. However, the same has spilled over due to delay in land acquisition by the State Government concerned, public protest, delay in forest/wildlife clearances, difficult terrain, prolonged monsoon season in North Eastern areas, etc.

The other measures taken by the Government to prevent infiltration along the Indo-Bangladesh border are as follows:

Effective domination of the border by the Border Security Force (BSF) through carrying out round the clock surveillance of the border by patrolling nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

The riverine segments of Indo-Bangladesh Border are being patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts/speed boats/floating Border Out Posts (BOPs) of BSF water wings.

Usage of Hi-Tech surveillance equipments along with day and night vision devices for further enhancing the border domination.

Vulnerability mapping of the Border Out Posts (BOPs) which are sensitive with regard to illegal migration/human trafficking along the Border has been carried out. These identified BOPs have been strengthened by deploying additional manpower, Special Surveillance Equipment, vehicles and other infrastructure support.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Dr. Sanjay Sinh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Action taken in Cases of Honour Killings

As per information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), collection of data on honour killings has started since January, 2014 on monthly basis. A total of 18 cases were registered under Honour Killing during 2014. Hence there is no available data for last three years.

“Police” and ‘Law and Order’ being State subjects under Constitution of India, no centralized information on action taken on each of the cases is available.

Acting on the 242nd Report of the Law Commission on “Prevention of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances (in the name of Honour and Tradition)”, the Ministry of Law and Justice has taken up State-level consultations to prepare the final contour of the bill named "The Prohibition of Interferences with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliance Bill".

The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a detailed advisory on crime against women dated 4th Sept., 2009, to all the States and Union Territory

Administrations wherein the States have been directed to conduct a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of their law and order machinery in tackling the problem of violence against women and to take appropriate measures aimed at increasing its responsiveness to such violence. Para XXX (30) of the advisory specifically advises to take Special steps to curb the ‘Violation of Women’s Rights by so called Honour Killings, to prevent forced marriage in some northern States, and other forms of Violence’

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri D. Kupendra Reddy in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Special Police Force to Tackle Cyber Crimes

Special Cells to tackle cyber crimes are in position in some States and such Cells are also assisted by experts from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Nodal Agency under the Ministry of Information Technology to tackle cyber related crimes. The Government has provided special training to the Police Force/personnel through its various Police organizations/academies and other specialised agencies in the field by engaging the requisite professional man power. The Government has also initiated measures for the development of cyber forensics, especially cyber forensic tools, setting up of infrastructure for investigation and training of the users, particularly police and judicial officers, to collect and analyze the digital evidence. Government has formulated a set of investigation manuals with procedures for search, seizure analysis and presentation of digital evidence in courts. The manuals have been circulated to Law Enforcement Agencies in all States.

As per the data available, there is an increasing trend of cyber crimes over the three years.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri Husain Dalwai in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Shortage of Strength of CISF at Airports

The details shortage of strength of CISF at airports is given below:



The CISF manpower deployed at Airports is adequate to handle the task at present.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Dr. T.N. Seema in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Special Pay for Paramilitary Personnel at PAR with Army

As informed by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR), the detail of strength of CAPFs and AR is as under:



A proposal for grant of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to Central Armed Police Force personnel at par with Army personnel has been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission vide MHA O.M. dated 05.11.2014.  The rate of Para Military Service Pay requested is @ Rs. 2,000/- per month to Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Rs.6,000/- per month to officers upto Dy. Inspector General of Police rank, based on the rates of Military Service Pay.  State Armed Police Forces are under the administrative control of State Governments.  As such, present proposal does not include State Armed Police Forces.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri A.U. Singh Deo in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Additional Districts Under Anti-Naxal Scheme

At present, 106 districts in the 10 Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are covered under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme for the purpose of reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the State Governments on counter-LWE operations. No district of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are presently included under the SRE Scheme. The inclusion/exclusion of districts under the SRE Scheme is based on their violence profile and is a continuous process without time frame.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Dr. Prabhakar Kore in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Arrest of NDFB(S) Militants

As per report, the cadres of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songibjit) (NDFB/S) militant group had killed 66 persons including women and children in three districts of Assam on 23rdDecember, 2014. Details of names and age of the persons died in the violent are maintained at the State level. Security situation in Assam is being reviewed regularly at the Central and State level.

During the period between 23rd December, 2014 to 28th February, 2015, 214 numbers of cadres/linkmen of NDFB/S group were arrested and arms and ammunitions recovered during the operations. The operations by the security forces against NDFB(S) militants are continuing. The State Government has provided ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakh to adult and Rs.3 lakh to minor to the Next of the Kin (NoK) who died in the violence. Besides, Central Government has also provided Rs.3 lakh to the NoK of the deceased. The State Government of Assam had provided relief materials including medicines etc. As per report, all inmates have returned to their native place/villages and all relief camps have been wound up.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Santiuse Kujur in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Modernisation Scheme of Delhi Police

Government of India has approved Rs. 275.08 Crore for the Plan Scheme for Modernisation of Traffic and Communication Network of Delhi Police during the 12th Five Year Plan. Out of which, Delhi Police has spent a sum of Rs. 20.34 Crore in the year 2012-13, Rs. 25.72 Crore in 2013-14 and Rs. 8.95 Crore in 2014-15 (upto 31.01.2015).

The Cyber Highway has been established in 243 locations during the 11th Five Year Plan at a cost of around Rs.24 cr. through M/s MTNL as per the agreement. As regards delay in implementation of the Cyber Highway project, Delhi Police has reported that the delay in commissioning was due to not getting permission for digging and for laying Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) from the civic agencies in time due to CWG 2010.  The Cyber Highway scheme is continued in the 12th Five Year Plan for carrying out necessary up-gradation and expansion. For this purpose, an amount of Rs.46.30 cr.  (out of Rs.275.08 cr. referred above) has been allocated for developing Traffic & Communication Network in NCR/Mega Cities and Model Traffic System.

In addition to the above plan scheme, a non-plan scheme ‘Police Modernization Scheme for UTs’ (PMSUT) was implemented from 2006-07 to 2012-13 and the scheme expired on 31st March, 2013.  The total amount allocated and released/ utilized under the scheme by Delhi Police during the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 is as under :-



When the extension of PMSUT was processed, on the advice of Ministry of Finance, building infrastructure had been excluded from PMSUT and ‘Safe City Project’ has been included for all the UTs.  One of the components of the ‘Safe City Project’ for Delhi is “Intelligent Traffic System”.  The same is at conceptual stage.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Dr. Chandan Mitra in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Cases of Infiltration along Pakistan Border

The cases of infiltration along the Indo-Pakistan Border of the country have been reported. During the year 2013, 345 cases and during the year 2014, 268 number of cases of infiltration were reported.  Thus, there is no rise in number of cases of infiltration.

The fencing has been sanctioned by the Government of India along the Indo-Pakistan,  Indo-Bangladesh and in a small patch of above 10 km along the Indo-Myanmar border.  The details of fencing  along Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Myanmar borders are as under:



The sanctioned fencing work along the Indo-Bangladesh border and Indo-Pakistan border was scheduled to be completed by 31st March, 2014 and 31st May, 2012 respectively.  However, the works have spilled over due to various impediments like delay in land acquisition, delay in environment clearance, public protest, litigation, difficult terrain, inundated/water-logged/marshy areas etc. Along the Indo-Myanmar border the work has been stopped due to public protest.  Further, the fencing of the entire border is not feasible due to some of the areas being  riverine, low-lying, water-logged and marshy areas.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Smt. Sasikala Pushpa in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Illegal Bangladeshi Nationals in Assam

There are reports that some Bangladeshi nationals were able to manage to enter into the country illegally despite several checks and control measures taken along the International border. Since, entry of such illegal Bangladeshi nationals into the country is clandestine and surreptitious, it is not possible to have accurate data of such illegal Bangladeshi nationals. The powers of identification and deportation of illegally staying foreign nationals including Bangladeshi nationals have been delegated to the State Governments and Union Territories Administrations under Section 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946.The Government has set up 36 Foreigners Tribunals in the State of Assam for detection and deportation of illegal immigrants. As per reports, during the period 1985 to 2014, 9,41,361 number of enquiries were initiated, out of which 9,28,690 number of enquiries were completed and 4,39,389 cases including doubtful voters cases in Assam were referred to the Foreigners Tribunals for opinion. The foreigners tribunals had disposed of 2,20,485 cases, declaring 33,015 persons as foreigners in the stream of pre 1971 and 28,316 persons as foreigners who came to Assam on or after 25.3.1971. 2447 declared illegal migrants have been deported to Bangladeshi during the said period. Additional, 64 number of Foreigners Tribunals have been sanctioned in June, 2013 by the Government of India for setting up in the State of Assam for speedier disposal of pending cases in the Tribunals.

In order to prevent fresh illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, BSF has identified 19 vulnerable patches/border outposts along Indo-Bangladesh border. Security has been strengthened and close vigil are being kept along the identified vulnerable patches. Besides, several measures have been taken by the Government which including strengthening of BSF and equipping them with modern and sophisticated equipment / gadgets; raising of additional battalions of BSF; reduction of gaps between border outposts; intensification of patrolling; accelerated programme of construction of border roads and border fencing; provision of surveillance equipments etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Ranjib Biswal in the Rajya Sabha today.


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NGOs using Foreign Funds for Anti-National Activities

Adverse reports were received against some NGOs such as Tuticorin Diocesan Association, Tuticorin, East Coast Research and Development Trust, Thoothukudi and Greenpeace India Society, Chennai. Inspection/investigation have been carried out against these NGOs. Based on inspections/ investigations reports, the FCRA registration of Tuticorin Diocesan Association and Centre for Promotion and Social Concern were suspended and their bank accounts have been frozen. FCRA registration of East Coast Research and Development Trust was cancelled. Greenpeace International have been put under watch list. Case of Centre for Promotion and Social Concern, Madurai has been referred to CBI.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri Prabhat Jha in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Companies of Central Armed Police Forces in Naxal Affected Areas

Presently, a total number of 593 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have been deployed in 10 Left Wing Extremism affected states for assisting the state police in conducting anti-LWE operations in the state.

With effect from 01.4.2014, the rate of recovery of deployment charges for each Battalion (of 7 coys) have been fixed at Rs 43.10 crore per annum, in addition to actual cost of transportation/ movement of the Battalions, with 5% annual increase for the subsequent five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19. As on 01.10.2014, an amount of Rs 13139.37 crore is outstanding on deployment of CRPF (the largest amongst CAPFs) against LWE affected States, on account of deployment charges.

Presently, there is no proposal with the Government to reduce / decrease the number of battalions of CAPFs in the LWE affected States, thus reducing the expenditure on their deployment.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Development Schemes in the Naxal Affected Districts

The Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for the LWE affected districts, being implemented by the NITI Aayog and the Road Requirement Plan (RRP-I), being implemented by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, are the two major developmental schemes, which focus specifically on the LWE affected districts.

The Additional Central Assistance for LWE affected districts, which focuses on creation of public infrastructure and services, was earlier being implemented as the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) since the year 2010-11. The continuation of IAP as ACA Scheme for the remaining years of 12th Five Year Plan was approved by the Government on 01.08.2013. The Scheme which initially covered 60 districts, now covers 88 districts including 76 LWE affected districts in the 10 LWE affected States (Andhra Pradesh-04, Bihar-11, Chhattisgarh-14, Jharkhand-17, Madhya Pradesh-10, Maharashtra-04, Odisha-18, Telangana-04, Uttar Pradesh-03 and West Bengal-03). The fund allocation per district per year under the scheme was Rs. 25.00 crore in the year 2010-11 and Rs. 30.00 crores in the subsequent years.

Under the scheme, out of 1,60,908 projects taken up in 10 LWE affected states, 1,29,037 projects have been completed up to 26.02. 2015 and against a total Central funds of Rs. 9,059.00 crores released, the expenditure reported is Rs. 8149.61.00 crore. The amount of central assistance released to Bihar and Jharkhand are Rs. 1013.38 crore and Rs. 1894.19 crore respectively.

RRP-I, being implemented since 2009-10 in 34 LWE affected districts of 08 States (Telangana-01, Bihar-06, Chhattisgarh-07, Jharkhand-11, Madhya Pradesh-01, Maharashtra-02, Odisha-05, and Uttar Pradesh-01) envisages development of 5,477 kms of roads at an estimated cost of Rs.7,300.00 crores. Out of total 5,469 kms length sanctioned, 3,387 kms has been completed upto 31.01.2015 with an expenditure of Rs. 4,511.00 crore. The total funds allocated to Bihar and Jharkhand upto 2014-15 are Rs. 656 crore and Rs. 805 crore respectively.

Besides, two Skill Development related Schemes, namely, ‘ROSHNI’ and ‘Skill Development in 34 Districts affected by Left Wing Extremism’ are also being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Labour and Employment respectively.

ROSHNI is a special initiative under, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (Formerly Ajeevika Skills), launched in June 2013 for training and placement of rural poor youth from 27 LWE affected districts in 09 States (Andhra Pradesh-01, Bihar-02, Chhattisgarh-08, Jharkhand-06, Madhya Pradesh-01, Maharashtra-01, Odisha-06, Uttar Pradesh-01 and West Bengal-01). So far two Roshni projects for skilling 1085 candidates in Bihar at a total cost of Rs. 16.82 crore and eight Roshni projects for skilling 3956 candidates in Jharkhand at a total cost of Rs. 100.96 crore have been sanctioned.

Main objectives of the Scheme “Skill Development in 34 Districts affected by Left Wing Extremism” under implementation from 2011-12 are to establish 01 ITI and 02 Skill Development Centres each in 34 LWE affected districts of 09 States (Telangana-01, Bihar-06, Chhattisgarh-07, Jharkhand-10, Madhya Pradesh-01, Maharashtra-02, Odisha-05, Uttar Pradesh-01 and West Bengal-01) and to run demand driven vocational training courses comprising Long Term training and Short Term training and Instructor Training courses. Funds allocated to Bihar and Jharkhand are Rs. 41.69 crore and Rs. 69.48 crore respectively.

In addition, the Ministry of Communication & IT is implementing the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) supported Scheme of Mobile Services in LWE affected areas in the 10 LWE affected States. The project was approved by the Government on 20.08.2014 to provide Mobile Services in 2199 locations (Andhra Pradesh-41, Bihar-184, Chhattisgarh-497, Jharkhand-782, Maharashtra-60, Madhya Pradesh-22, Odisha-253, Telangana-186, Uttar Pradesh-78 and West Bengal-96) including 363 sites (Andhra Pradesh-01, Chhattisgarh-351, Maharashtra-03, Madhya Pradesh-06 and Telangana-02) already installed by the BSNL. The estimated project implementation cost is Rs. 3567.58 crore. An amount of Rs. 596.51 crore has been disbursed to BSNL under this Scheme.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Death of CRPF Personnel in Naxal Affected Areas

 The total number of CRPF personnel martyred in the 10 LWE affected States since 2009 is 323. The details of the number of CRPF personnel who died due to depression, heart attack, malaria in the entire country during the same period is as under:



Following steps are taken for boosting the morale of security forces personnel:



  (i)               Leave applied by personnel, are granted timely.

 (ii)              Field Officers are instructed to encourage men to come out with their problems/grievances.

(iii)             Proper infrastructure is provided for recreational activities.

(iv)             Latest weaponry, special equipments and various protective gears are provided to the troops deployed in Operational area.

 (v)              A Welfare and rehabilitation Board (WARB) has been established on 17.5.2007 to provide and institutionalized mechanism to look into the welfare and rehabilitation requirements of CAPFs personnel.

(vi)             A Central Police Canteen (CPC) system has been introduced on 18.9.2006 to provide various consumer goods to CAPF personnel and their families at subsidies rates.

(vii)            Condition of 10 years qualifying service has been removed for award of pension.

(viii)            Lump sum ex-gratia compensation has been extended to the disabled CAPF personnel besides the normal ex-gratia compensation to the martyred personnel.

(ix)             Risk and other compensatory allowances are granted timely.



Under the Prime Ministers Scholarship Scheme, Scholarship @ Rs. 2000 per month to boys and Rs. 2250 per month to girls are released to the wards of ex CAPF personnel and in-service personnel for professional degree courses.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri Motilal Vora in the Rajya Sabha today.


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