Centre begins security structure revamp talks

The Centre has begun consultations to overhaul the structures and processes of the Union Home Ministry and put in place a security architecture in line with the changing security environment.

Published: 03rd February 2018 11:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2018 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The Centre has begun consultations to overhaul the structures and processes of the Union Home Ministry and put in place a security architecture in line with the changing security environment. Emerging challenges include terrorism, radicalisation and cyber crimes and the growing expectation of the people for a tighter criminal justice system.

Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a meeting with officials of various divisions of MHA recently regarding a revamp, officials said. The restructuring is aimed at evolving a response mechanism to internal security threats by removing difficulties in counter operations, improving technological capabilities of agencies, building expertise and integrating systems.

The MHA has already created two new divisions — Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalisation and Cyber and Information Security — to deal with the challenge of radicalisation of youth. “Revisiting the security architecture is the need of the hour in the wake of a multitude of threats,” an  official said.

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