Incentives more than Doubled to States implementing Police Reforms vigorously

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New Delhi, July 24, 2019 : To encourage implementation of police reforms, since the year 2018-19, under the scheme of “Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police”, incentive funds are provided to the State Governments, which are implementing the police reforms vigorously. For the year 2018-19, ten States, namely, (1) Andhra Pradesh, (2) Gujarat, (3) Madhya Pradesh, (4) Odisha, (5) Punjab, (6) Rajasthan, (7) Tamil Nadu, (8) Telangana, (9) Uttar Pradesh and (10) Uttarakhand have been assessed eligible for award of incentives and grants of Rs. 7.69 crore each, out of total incentive grant of Rs. 76.90 crores. For the year 2019-20, the incentive grant has been enhanced and an amount of Rs.158.26 crore has been earmarked for this purpose.

The Central Government has set up various Commissions/Committees on police reforms and reviewed their recommendations from time to time to make police more efficient, effective, responsive to the needs of the people and accountable to the rule of law. The Supreme Court has also been monitoring the status of implementation of Police Reforms.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.