Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Home Affairs” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023
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The Ministry of Home Affairs has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.
What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2022?
70th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council in Guwahati, Assam
Prahari: It is an app for Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans. Through the app, jawans can get personal and service-related information, housing, Ayushman- Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and leave related information on their mobile.
Left-wing extremism: Left Wing Extremism(LWE) related violence in the country has declined by 77% from an all-time high of 2258 incidents in 2009 to 509 in 2021.
Similarly, resultant deaths (Civilians + Security Forces) have declined by 85% from an all-time high of 1005 in 2010 to 147 in 2021.
In the last two years, the incidents of LWE violence and the resultant deaths have come down by 24% and 27%, respectively.
As per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, subjects of ‘Police and Public Order’ are with the State Governments.
However, to address the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) menace holistically, a National Policy and Action Plan were launched in 2015 to address LWE. The policy envisages a multi-pronged strategy involving security-related measures, development interventions, ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities, etc.
Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (in the Institutional category) and Professor Vinod Sharma (in the Individual category) selected for this year’s Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar