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Delhi Police budget rises to Rs. 4,455.21 cr

PTI  New Delhi, February 28, 2013
First Published: 15:39 IST(28/2/2013) | Last Updated: 15:42 IST(28/2/2013)

The Delhi Police will get Rs. 4,455.21 crore for next fiscal, an increase of Rs. 587.88 crore from the last budget, after the year saw demands that it spruce up training and infrastructure to provide better security to people, especially women, in the national capital.

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For upgrading training facilities and installation of traffic signals Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 4 crore, respectively, have been allocated while another Rs. 2 crore has been allocated for induction of latest technology.

In the budget presented in Lok Sabha, the city police was allocated a total of Rs. 34.46 crore under the planned expenditure head while Rs. 4,033.53 crore was earmarked for non-planned expenditure.

There is a substantial increase for construction of residences for personnel to Rs. 163.9 crore from last year's Rs. 62 crore.

However, the revised budget figures showed that only Rs. 25.40 crore was finally allotted. Only less than 20% of the over 83,000 personnel have been provided with housing by Delhi Police as of now.

For construction buildings for official purposes, an allocation of Rs. 223.32 crore has been made. This is an increase from last fiscal's allocation of Rs. 198.5 crore.

The budgetary provisions for developing traffic and communication network and a model traffic system has been allocated Rs. 11.71 crore, down from Rs. 20 crore last year. Out of the Rs. 20 crore allocated, only Rs. 13 crore had been utilised.

The Delhi Police, which had received flak after the December 16 gangrape incident, had admitted that deficiencies like vacancies and lack of vehicles to patrol the streets was affecting policing.


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