Union Ministry of Home Affairs Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt to set-up National Police University at Greater Noida

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has announced to set up world-class National Police University (NPU) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The proposed multi-disciplinary university will provide dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment for advancement and dissemination of education and research in policing science and related areas.

About National Police University (NPU)

It will be established at prime location in the NCR region on a plot of 100 acres located at IT Park, Tech zone in Greater Noida. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has offered land on a 90-year lease at concessional rate at the cost of Rs 371 crore.

It will have dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment dedicated to advancement and dissemination of education, research and scholarships of highest quality in the domain of policing science, forensic science, cyber forensics, criminology, criminal justice, risk management and related areas.

It will offer to students formal education programmes leading to award of bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral degrees as well as PG Diploma in specialised niche areas in police sciences, criminology, criminal justice, cyber forensics, forensic science, risk management and allied subjects with special papers in specified areas using classroom teachings initially and later also through distance learning mode.

Govt. signs Memorandum of Settlement with National Liberation Front of Twipra

A peace agreement was signed between Government of India, State government of Tripura and Tripura’s banned insurgency group National Liberation Front of Twipra led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma (NLFT-SD). As per the agreement NLFT-SD has agreed to abjure path of violence and join mainstream.

A Memorandum of Settlement was also signed in this regard between, Centre, State Government of Tripura and NLFT-SD with group also being agreed to surrender its 88 cadres with their weapons.

Key Highlights

National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) has been banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) since 1997. The group has been involved in violence, operating from their camps across international border.

NLFT-SD: The insurgent group has been responsible for violent activities during period 2005-2015 including 317 insurgency incidents in which 28 security forces and 62 civilians lost their lives. In 2015, peace talks with NLFT were initiated and since 2016 there has been no violence by NLFT.

The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per Scheme for Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation of Militants in the North-East, 2018 of Ministry of Home Affairs.

State Government of Tripura will help surrendered cadres in recruitment, housing, and education. Also, centre will consider proposals of Tripura State Government regarding economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.