Ministry of Home Affairs - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017: Umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces, Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project, enable citizens to register FIRs online and the portal will initially offer seven Public Delivery Services in 34 States & UTs.

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Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 2018)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains Ministerial Summary 2017 - Source PIB

  • MHA gives a boost to “Make in India” in the field of manufacturing of arms.

  • BSF Air Wing inducts own pilots and crew.

  • An operational strategy ‘SAMADHAN’ to fight Left Wing Extremism.

  • Chhattisgarh has been sanctioned 09 ITIs and 14 Skill Development Centres.

  • Liberalization of Visa regime.

  • Presently, e-visa facility has been extended to the nationals of 163 countries for entry through 25 airports (E-visa service was earlier granted through 16 airports) and 5 Indian Ports i. e. Cochin, Goa Mangalore, Mumbai and Chennai to tap the potential of cruise tourism from different countries.

  • Separate immigration counters and facilitation desks to assist medical tourist have been provided at Indian airports namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

  • New Intelligence Set-up of SSB. SSB has been declared as the Lead Intelligence Agency (LIA) for both the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.

  • The CRPF Helpline was launched in J&K to build bridge of trust and confidence with citizens.

  • Cabinet approves extension of time period of the Scheme “Special Industry Initiative for J&K” – Udaan.

  • The Islands Development Agency (IDA) reviewed the concept development plans and detailed master plans for holistic development of 09 islands (four in A&N Islands i. e. Smith, Ross, Long, Avis) and (five in Lakshadweep i. e. Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Cheriyam, Suheli).

  • 2nd meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. The theme was “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India resilient by 2030”.

  • West Zone Regional Training Centre of IB inaugurated in Jodhpur.

  • New HQs building of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) inaugurated in New Delhi.

  • Foundation Stone laid of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in New Delhi.

  • Foundation Stone laid of new NDRF Campus in Andhra Pradesh.

  • India-Russia Agreement on Cooperation signed in Moscow. This agreement provides a comprehensive approach for cooperation in security related issues.

  • Country Statement at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction at Cancun, Mexico.

  • Cabinet approves bilateral MoU between India and Afghanistan on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development.

  • India and Thailand sign MoU on Cooperation in Controlling Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances, their Precursors and Chemicals and Drug Abuse.

  • 21st India-Myanmar National Level Meeting took place at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on July 5 - 6, 2017 for security, cooperation in prevention of drug trafficking, boundary matters, wildlife smuggling, visa and prisoners in jail of respective countries were discussed.

  • Meeting of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States highlighted the concept of Border Protection Grid (BPG) for multipronged and foolproof mechanism to secure our border.

  • Union Home Minister reviews measures to check cyber-crimes in financial sector for curbing the financial sector frauds emanating from the usage of cards and e-wallets in particular.

  • An Inter-Ministerial Committee on Phone Frauds (IMCPF) has been constituted in the MHA.

  • Women’s Police Stations set up in Kohima and Dimapur for empowering women.

  • Web Portal “Bharat ke Veer” to enable people to contribute towards family of martyrs.

  • YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under PMKVY in New Delhi on 29th August.

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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