The outlay for the Home Ministry in budget 2016-17 saw a sharp hike of 24.45 per cent from an outlay of Rs 62,124.52 crore for 2015-16 to 77,383.12 crore for 2016-17. The outlay for the Home Ministry for 2016-17 includes allocation of Rs 67,408.12 crore under non-plan and Rs 9,975 crore under plan heads.
A major chunk of the outlay, amounting to Rs 50,176.45 crore, has been set aside for central paramilitary forces that guard the borders and are deployed for maintaining internal security.
For border infrastructure and management, which includes setting up barbed wire fencing, construction of roads, installation of flood lighting and induction of hi-tech surveillance along the India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan borders, Rs 2,490 crore has been set aside.
The CRPF, deployed in operations against militants and left-wing extremists, has received an outlay of Rs 16,228.18 crore. An amount of Rs 14,652.90 crore has been set aside for the BSF that guards the India-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.
Rs 6,067.13 crore has been earmarked for the Central Industrial Security Force that guards airports, government buildings and vital installations.
The Sashastra Seema Bal that guards the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan border has got an outlay of Rs 3,854.67 crore, while the Indo Tibetan Border Police that guards the India-China border has received an outlay of Rs 4,231.04 crore. The Assam Rifles that guards the India-Myanmar border and is tasked with operations against insurgents in the North East will get Rs 4,363.88 crore.
The National Security Guard has received an allocation of Rs 688.47 crore.
An amount of Rs 5,657.84 crore has been earmarked in the budget for Delhi Police, while Intelligence Bureau has been allocated Rs 1,410.45 crore. The Special Protection Group, tasked with providing proximate security to the PM, former PMs, members of their immediate family and other protectees, has been allocated
Rs 359.55 crore. The National Intelligence Grid, which aims to link databases as an input in combating terrorism and intends to create a facility to improve capability to counter internal security threats, has been given an outlay of Rs 45 crore.
The budget has an outlay of Rs 1753.90 crore for police modernisation. For criminology and forensic science, Rs 61.33 crore has been earmarked. An outlay of
Rs 2,119.88 crore has been set aside for “providing support for research activities”.
A sum of Rs 150 crore has been earmarked for the Nirbhaya fund for safety of women.