To streamline and expedite the processes of procurement of arms, ammunition and equipment, the Home Ministry has enhanced financial powers of chiefs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) upto Rs 20 crore.
The NSG, which protects some of the most 'vulnerable' VVIPs of the country, is set to shed its load in this theater and transfer some of these protectees to other paramilitary forces after an "in principle" nod by the Union Home Ministry.
Delhi Congress on Monday accused the Home Ministry of "total failure" in maintaining law and order situation in Delhi, saying that killing of the constable reflected the poor security situation in the national capital.
Brushing aside reports of differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said his relations with Modi was "too sacred, emotional and deep" and that he would ensure it is never spoilt even if he is "personally harmed".
The Centre seems to be in no hurry to take any step over formation of a new government in Delhi with the Home Ministry adopting a 'wait and watch' attitude over the Delhi Lieutenant Governor's letter recommending a turn for BJP in office.
The Union Home Ministry has proposed raising of two battalions of Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) comprising surrendered militants of Assam and Manipur, an official statement said on Monday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up a control room in Jammu and Kashmir to actively monitor and coordinate the rescue and relief operations in the state which is reeling under one of the worst floods in almost six decades.
The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek day-to-day trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring.
As a first step to grant Indian citizenship to nearly one lakh Hindu refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Home Ministry today approved setting up of a task force to monitor and expedite processing of their citizenship and Long Term Visa (LTV) applications.