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Allocations for all paramilitary forces cut, except NSG, ITBP

Allocations for all paramilitary forces cut, except NSG, ITBP
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Feb 26 2010. 06 17 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Feb 26 2010. 06 17 PM IST
New Delhi: Allocations for all paramilitary forces except the NSG and ITBP have been decreased in the budget with cuts ranging from 6 to 16%.
The largest paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with almost 2.50 lakh personnel has been allocated Rs5745.87 crore under the demands for grants head which is a decline of about 16% from last year’s Rs6838.84 crore to the force, which is largely involved in anti-naxal and counter-insurgency operations in the country.
The National Security Guard (NSG), which played the lead role in ending the terror siege during 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been allocated Rs352.58 crore, an increase of 10% from the previous Rs320.63 crore in the budget presented by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.
The other force to get an increased allocation is the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), guarding the crucial Sino-Indian border, at Rs 1520.11 crore for the next fiscal, a bit higher than last fiscal’s Rs 1508.94 crore.
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First Published: Fri, Feb 26 2010. 06 17 PM IST