About 1100 posts in CISF for security of airport, firms

Government has created nearly 1100 posts in CISF to strengthen security at the country`s vital installations including Indira Gandhi International airport here and Reliance refinery at Jamnagar.

Last Updated: May 31, 2010, 20:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Government has created nearly
1100 posts in CISF to strengthen security at the country`s
vital installations including Indira Gandhi International
airport here and Reliance refinery at Jamnagar.

Home Minister P Chidambaram said out of the total 1,090
posts, highest of 879 are for IGI airport, followed by 105 for
Reliance refinery, 66 for Wipro complex, Bangalore and 40
posts for Indira Gandhi Memorial and Museum here.

The need for sanctioning fresh posts was felt after
inputs from central security agencies regarding possible
terror attacks or sabotage attempts at the country`s airports,
the Wipro complex and Indira Gandhi Memorial and Museum.

Security cover for Reliance refinery has been increased
considering its proximity with Pakistan border making it
vulnerable to any terrorist attack.

The Ministry has directed the Bureau of Civil Aviation
Security (BCAS) to ensure installation of CCTV cameras at all
airports, deployment of adequate security staff, raising of
perimeter wall and setting up of watch towers.

The CISF, which is responsible for providing security to
most of the airports, was directed by the ministry to make
bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs readily available.

"Security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games were
reviewed in consultation with Delhi Police and the central
paramilitary forces (CPMF). Six companies of CPMF were
deployed for the test events held between May 23-30, 2010,"
Chidambaram said during his monthly media briefing today.

The supply, installation, integration and commissioning
of the C4 (Command, Control, Coordination and Communication
Centre) project for the Delhi Police headquarters was
sanctioned at a cost of Rs 15.39 crore, he said.

Government has also approved work plans for nine Naxal-
affected states amounting to a total of Rs 331.12 crore.

Chidambaram, who visited Mizoram and Assam on May 25,
said the security situation in Manipur was a cause for concern
and remains under constant watch.

Explaining border development programme along Indo-Bangla
border, he said 13 kms of fencing and 16 kms of road works
were completed in May, 2010 under phase two of the project.

"12 kms of fencing was replaced in May, 2010 under phase
three of the project. Poles for floodlighting were erected on
a length of 35 kms during the month," the Minister said.

The mission mode project on Immigration, Visa and
Foreigners Registration and Tracking was approved at a total
cost of Rs 1,011 crore on May 13.

"Data collection for house listing and housing census and
for the National Population Register commenced in 12 more
states or UTs -- Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, J and K
(synchronous areas), Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram,
Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh --in May.

"NPR for the coastal areas has been completed in seven
states and four UTs and will be completed in the remaining two
states of Maharashtra and West Bengal by June. Biographical
details of approximately 115 lakh persons and biometric
details of approximately 60 lakh persons have been collected
so far under NPR in the coastal areas," he said.

PTI