Maharashtra: India’S First State to Draft Own Law for Internal Security (Download PDF)


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By drafting own internal security legislation under the Act of “The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016” which is proposed to set up Special Security Zones, Maharashtra became the first state in the India.

  • The bill reserved for public responses for suggestions and objections and then it will be presented to the legislature for approval.

Features of Act

  • Mainly focus on maintaining law and order and fighting terrorism, insurgency, caste-related violence and communalism in the state.
  • Strict action agents hamper critical assets.
  • If the any found using such things will be considered as a threat to the internal security or public order in the area in any manner.
  • It will be compulsory for all the private institutions to have CCTV surveillance and security arrangements as guided by the police, the Act states.
  • They define internal security as “the situation posing threat to state within its borders, either caused or prompted, provoked or proxied by a hostile foreign power.”
  • Critical Infrastructure Sectors (CIS):
  • Contains nuclear reactors, dams, major projects, coastal areas under its ambit.

  • Powers of police chief have authority to ban or restrict the production, storage or sale of poisonous, chemical, biological or radioactive article or substances, or electronic content any devices or equipment potentially explosive nature or any inflow of funds in an SSZ.
  • Special Security Zones:

  • The main aim to set a SSZ to prohibited a movement of arms, explosives and inflow of unaccounted funds.
  • SSZs will have separate police infrastructure.
  • SSZ police have separate command and control system, Standard Operating Procedure (SoP).

- Published/Last Modified on: August 23, 2016


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