Vikash Sharma

There is no proposal by the Bureau of Police Research and Development to set up a Central Detective Training Institute in Odisha, informed MoS Home, Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

According to Rai, the Government has set up Counter Insurgency and Anti- Terrorist Schools for the training of police personnel. Three such schools have been set up in Odisha.

The Central Detective Training Institute is crucial for improving the training methods of the State Police while investigating and dealing with cases in Left Wing Extremism-affected (LWE) areas.

As per a PIB report, the Government of India (GoI) has been supplementing the efforts of States affected by LWE. To address the problem of LWE holistically, a National Policy and Action Plan was approved in 2015 which envisages a multi-pronged strategy involving security-related measures, development interventions, ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities, etc.

While on the security front, the Central Government assists the LWE-affected State Governments by providing Central Armed Police Force battalions, training, provision of funds through schemes like Security Related Expenditure (SRE) and Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS), funds for the modernization of State police forces, equipment & arms, sharing of intelligence, construction of Fortified Police Stations, etc, the report added.