States diverting funds meant for security schemes--Jaiswal

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Ajmer, Sep 21 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Internal Security Sriprakash Jaiswal observed that state governments were not serious on internal security related schemes and affairs and diverting the funds allocated to them by the Centre for this purpose to other schemes.

Talking to reporters here today, Mr Jaiswal said the Centre was providing huge funds to states for internal security related schemes and programmes but many states were not utilising the money for the assigned purpose but were diverting the funds to other heads of their choice.

He said state governments should refrain from this tendency and should accord due priority to the security matters.

The minister also counselled the states to ensure strengthening of local intelligence establishments.

Referring the problem of infiltration from Bangladesh, Mr Jaiswal said the government was making efforts to overcome the problem and hoped the efforts would yield results soon.

He said fencing along the Indo-Bangla and Indo Pak borders was in progress.

Mr Jaiswal performed ziyarat at the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti's durgah and performed worship at the holy Pushkar sarovar.

UNI

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