Security Related Expenditure Scheme

  1. Security Related Expenditure Scheme is a non-plan scheme and is under implementation since April 1, 1996.
  2. The objective of the scheme is to supplement the efforts of the States to deal with the naxalite problem effectively.
  3. In February 2005, this scheme was revised comprehensively. The rates of reimbursement which were initially 50% were raised to 100% and also covering more districts and more items of reimbursement.
  4. The revised scheme also permits advance release of funds to the States.
  5. Under the revised scheme, 76 districts in nine states (Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) are covered and the Ministry reimburses 100% of the expenditure incurred on security related items such as, ex-gratia grant paid to families of the victims of naxalite violence, providing logistic and camp facilities to the CPMFs amount spent on special training given to State Police personnel, provision of insurance for State Police personnel involved in anti-naxalite operations, a lumpsum grant to Village Defence Committees (VDCs)/Nagrik Surakasha Samitis (NSSs) for security related expenditure, lumpsum amount per naxalite surrenderee, expenditure incurred on publicity material, advance releases under the SRE scheme, hiring of vehicles including helicopters, weapons or communication equipment not covered under the Police Modernization (PM) Scheme, etc.
  6. A sum of Rs.39.70 crore was reimbursed to the States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme.
  7. So far, Rs.59.70 crore has been released and the budget of Rs.60 crore nearly exhausted.

Last Updated on January 1, 2009

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