Fresh intelligence strategy for NE states

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Agartala, Nov 28 (UNI) As part of newly formed Joint Task Force on Intelligence (JTFI), the Centre has formulated a fresh strategy for insurgency-affected northeastern states in order to optimise intelligence flow and coordination among multifarious agencies.

Official sources here today said JTFI had asked the states concerned to revamp the special branches by posting competent officers at mandatory tenure preferably of five years.

It also suggested that the personnel in special branches should be provided with linkage of requirements with promotion, system of incentives or disincentives, dedicated staff for intelligence work right up to the police stations level and re-activating beat constable system besides, providing modern equipment and gadgets for interception.

The provision of mandatory special training for the personnel posted in special branches and earmarking of up to five per cent of their annual allocations under the scheme for modernisation of state police forces for strengthening of special branches had also been mentioned in the guideline, sources added.

The JTFI, a Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) under Intelligence Bureau at Delhi, was set up for giving a facelift to the existing method of counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence network across the country to strengthen counter-intelligence apparatus.

UNI

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