Home Ministry

Centre supports Bru pact

The Home Ministry is committed to implementing the agreement signed to repatriate 33,000 Bru refugees living in camps in Tripura & Mizoram. As per the agreement each of the 5,407 families will get Rs. 5,000 per month along with ration for 2 years and house-building assistance of ` 1.5 lakh. The Bru community had fled Mizoram in 1997 following an unrest and are in relief camps in Tripura.

Centre supports Bru pact

The Home Ministry is committed to implementing the agreement signed to repatriate 33,000 Bru refugees living in camps in Tripura & Mizoram. As per the agreement each of the 5,407 families will get Rs. 5,000 per month along with ration for 2 years and house-building assistance of ` 1.5 lakh. The Bru community had fled Mizoram in 1997 following an unrest and are in relief camps in Tripura.

Revenue from e-tourist visa hits Rs 14 billion

The government has earned Rs 14 billion as revenue from the highly successful e-Visa scheme, since its launch in 2014. The e-Visa scheme has been implemented by the foreigners’ division of the Home Ministry. The scheme also covers business and medical categories. The facility is available for nationals of 163 countries for entry into India through 25 international airports & 5 seaports.

Committee for securing airport cargo terminals

Govt has constituted a special committee to suggest ways for better-securing airport cargo terminals in the country against terror threats. It will chalk out an anti-sabotage & counter-terror plan that can be deployed at the un-guarded air cargo terminals. Committee will have representatives from Home Ministry, CISF, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, IB & few other cargo handling agencies.

Online system for grant of security clearance

An online system for grant of security clearance to international conferences, seminars and workshops organised in India was launched by the Home Ministry. The online portal “https://conference.mha.gov.in” was launched by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Obtaining clearances for organising a conference, issue of conference visa to foreign delegates was an offline procedure till now.

Foreigners can travel to North-East states

Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, would now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country.Till now, some places were out of bounds for them without a special permit. The Home Ministry has decided to relax the Protected Area Permit regime from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur from April 1.

Govt to set up apex cybercrime center

To deal with cyber crimes such as financial frauds, circulation of communal & pornographic contents, the Union Home Ministry is planning to set up an apex coordination center.The apex centre – Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) would be set up in Delhi. It would coordinate with state governments & UTs & closely monitor cyberspace & social media with due emphasis on vernacular content.

Properties worth Rs 1 trillion auctioned

Over 9,400 ‘enemy’ properties, worth more than Rs 1 trillion, are set to be auctioned by the home ministry starting the process of identifying all such estates.The properties were left behind by people who took citizenship of Pakistan and China. The move came after the amendment of the 49-year-old Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Act.

Centre gives fund for border development

Home Ministry has released Rs 167 crore to 9 states – Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim, under the Border Area Development Programme. BADP is fully funded by Central Government. Under this programme, development work is carried out in all villages which are located within the 0-10 km of the international border.

NSG, CISF to handle VVIP security

Home Ministry has relieved paramilitary forces CRPF & ITBP from VVIP protection.Responsibility for the same has been given to CISF & NSG that are already in the job.Till now, CRPF was providing security to 75 VVIP’s under Z plus, Z, X, Y Plus & Y categories while ITBP was securing 17 such persons.NSG will continue to provide security to high risk protectees as decided from time to time.