With P Chidambaram completing three years as union home minister, the ministry on Wednesday put out a list of achievements under his stewardship and took note of the setbacks and pending issues that include the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
Flanked by top home ministry officials and chiefs of paramilitary forces, home secretary RK Singh said there has been significant decline in violence and infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern states, there was no major communal conflagration during last three years and there has been significant capacity building of police across the country.
Singh also announced the National Investigation Agency would get permission for another 400 posts. A federal investigating agency, creating the NIA was one of the early initiatives of the home minister.
The home secretary said they still had a pretty long list of problems that needed to be resolved, right from cross-border terror camps in Pakistan and better ground level intelligence gathering in naxal-affected areas.
On the top of the home ministry's pending matters was the NCTC, an idea floated by the home minister in 2009.