Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Cyber wing police forces

Under Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF) Scheme, with a view to strengthen State Police Forces, assistance is provided to the StateGovernments in the form of grant-in-aid towards purchase of equipment,including equipment for handing Cyber Crimes, as per strategic priorities of the States incorporated in the respective State Action Plans. Several states have included cyber related equipment in their State Action Plans as per their requirements for which funds have been released. Law & order and            crime investigation, being state subjects, are addressed by State specific mechanisms including for cyber crimes.

Details of funds allocated to states under MPF scheme during the last three 

years and the current year are as follows:


Year
Allocation

Plan
Non.
Plan
Total
2014-15
860
Nil
537.50
1397.50
2015-16
595.00
595.00
2016-17
Nil
595.00
595.00
2017-18
Nil
769.00
769.00





In- addition, Rs. 87.60 Crore were released to incentivize better performing states to take up identified modernization activities including establishment of District level Cyber Centres during the year 2016-17.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question by Shri Anoop Mishra, Smt. Kirron Kher and Shri K. Parasuraman in the Lok Sabha today (July 18, 2017).



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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