New Delhi, Feb 3: The Union Government is giving utmost priority to provide security to the citizens. The decision to give more teeth and funds to the National Security Council Secretariat is an indicator that the Centre wants to focus more on the security aspect, both within the country and its border areas.
The NSCS which reports to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has seen an increased allocation of budget this year. From Rs 33 crore in the last fiscal year to Rs 333 crore this year, the budgetary allocation to the agency has increased tenfold.
Highly placed sources tell OneIndia that the NSCS is an important security agency for the country. The security body plays a very crucial role in this age of international terrorism. It is a body comprising of academics and eminent professionals, who give advice to the Prime Minister on strategic and security issues.
"Current situation demands global cooperation to tackle terrorism. In order to study the changing trends in the world of terror, such a body becomes very crucial," an official informed.
The official added that the funds that were allocated to the NSCS were always insufficient. In the last fiscal year, the budgetary allocation to the NSCS was Rs 33 crore. However, the agency ended up spending Rs 80 crore.