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Home Minister Reviewed Policy Planning Division of MHA

New Delhi,The functioning of the Policy Planning Division in the Ministry of Home Affairs was reviewed by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today. 

The Home Minister was apprised of the security arrangements for VVIPs/VIPs. Shri Rajnath Singh desired that these security arrangements may be reviewed and suitably strengthened, wherever required. The Home Minister further directed that the security audit of vital installations, wherever due, may be carried out and additional forces deployed, if found necessary, so as to ensure that adequate security arrangements are in place for such installations. Shri Singh also desired that the budget provisions earmarked for making security arrangements may be reviewed and suitably enhanced. 

The Home Minister further desired that the avenues for strengthening bilateral security relations with the neighbouring countries be explored. He desired that efforts be made to ensure that Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) in criminal matters are entered into with as many countries as possible, and specifically with the neighboring countries. Shri Singh further mentioned that issues and innovative ideas for the forthcoming SAARC Conference of Home Ministers be identified so that the same can be deliberated and consensus is evolved during the Conference. 

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju and the Union Home Secretary Shri Anil Goswami were also present.