Home Ministry Current Affairs - 2020

Government merges NCRB with BPRD

The Union Home Ministry has merged three-decade old National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD). The merger aims at improving administrative efficiency and optimal utilisation of resources for development works related to policing. It will also boost crime data collection and research efforts. Key Facts Now BPR&D will oversee Read More…

Home Ministry to give security nod to GSTN

The Union Home Ministry is yet to give security clearance to the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the Goods and Service Tax (GST). Though the GSTN has been operational, it had not got the security clearance which is a mandatory requirement as it has private participation.  Security issue The Union Read More…

CCEA approves extension of implementation of CCTNS Project by one year

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved t extension of the implementation phase of the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project for another year beyond 31 March 2017. The proposal in this regard was forwarded by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The extension will help in achieving the remaining Read More…

Union Cabinet approves simplification of Visa regime

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for liberalization, simplification and rationalization of the existing visa regime in India. It has approved incremental changes in the visa policy as decided by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs with approval of Home Minister and in consultation with various stakeholders. Key Facts The approval will stimulate economic Read More…

Union Home Ministry notifies 10 coastal police stations

The Union Home Ministry has notified official gazette notification for establishing 10 coastal police stations located along India’s coastline in 9 States and 4 UTs. These police stations have been empowered to register and investigate crimes committed within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Their establishment will end the ambiguity over territorial jurisdiction in the Read More…