Union Cabinet approves Rs 25,000 cr scheme for modernization of state police forces

25 September, New Delhi


The Union Cabinet Committee on Security today approved the implementation of an umbrella scheme for modernization of state police forces in the next three years. Briefing reporters in New Delhi after the meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, the internal security, law and order, women security, weapons procurement, hiring of helicopters and other requirements will be covered under the scheme.

Rajnath Singh said, the scheme has three thousand core rupees as central assistance for 35 worst Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts. Mr. Singh said, it will also have 100 crore rupees outlay for North Eastern States for police infrastructure up-gradation, training institutes and investigation facilities.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that the Cabinet decided to increase the retirement age of Central government doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years. The decision will benefit around 1445 doctors of various ministries and departments of the Central government.

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