Police and Public Order are State subjects. However, the efforts of the States for equipping and modernizing of their police forces has been supplemented under the scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF). The Government of India has, on 27.09.2017, approved implementation of umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for three years period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the total outlay of Rs. 25,061 crore which include central outlay of Rs. 18,636.30 crore. One of the sub-schemes under this umbrella scheme is Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police", which is erstwhile scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces, with central outlay of Rs. 7,380 crore for the 3 years period.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.
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