Budgetary allocations to the Ministry of Home Affairs
The enhanced allocation for the Ministry of Home Affairs in the interim Budget 2019 is a reflection of the government’s focus on internal security. The Budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Home Affairs stood at Rs 1,03,927 crore.
Enhanced allocations for the Ministry of Home Affairs
The allocation of Rs 1,03,927 crore is Rs 10,477 crore more than that for the previous year and the revised estimates for the Ministry of Home Affairs was pegged at Rs 99,034 crore. The enhanced allocation is towards following areas:
- The allocation for improving police infrastructure went up to Rs 5,117 crore from Rs 4,750 crore continuing the emphasis on strengthening the police infrastructure to effectively address the diverse internal security challenges haunting India.
- The budgetary allocation under the sub-head of ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ increased to Rs 1,330 crore from previous year’s revised budgetary estimate of Rs 1,156 crore in recognition of the need to effectively address the crimes against women and to build a credible deterrence by strengthening the proscriptive mechanisms.
- The allocation for border infrastructure and management was a shade lower, at Rs 2,000 crore, from previous year’s revised estimate of Rs 2,001 crore.
Enhanced allocations towards the Ministry of Home Affairs are a timely intervention especially in improving police infrastructure and protection of women.