Centre to review police modernisation scheme

New Delhi, July 10 : The central government will review the scheme for modernisation of state police forces, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

Centre to review police modernisation scheme

Home Guard guiding traffic with the Mumbai Police

Home Guard guiding traffic with the Mumbai Police (Photo credit: calamur)

The scheme for modernisation of state police forces would be reviewed.

I propose to raise the allocation for modernisation of state police forces from Rs.1,847 crore in 2013-14 to Rs.3,000 crore in the current financial year, Jaitley said in his budget speech.

He said the government was also allocating adequate funds as additional central assistance for carrying out small but much needed developmental activities in districts affected by Left wing extremist.[IANS]