Chief ministers to meet on NCTC

  • IANS, Agartala
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  • Updated: Mar 16, 2012 14:57 IST
  • Against the NCTC

    A combo picture of some of the chief ministers who are opposing the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre.

  • Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda

    “The Union Government is trying to meddle in the affairs of the States through the NCTC. I will write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan ...

  • Chhattisgarh chief minister, Raman Singh

    "Terrorism is a undoubtedly a big threat and challenge before the country and action needs to be taken against it. However, before the Centre takes ...

  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Creation of such an authority without consultation with state governments was a terrible blow to the spirit of federalism. - Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj ...

  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

    “A directly collaborationist measure by the Centre in an attempt to usurp whatever is left of the states’ authority in matters of governance”. - Punjab ...

  • Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa

    "I share the concern of other CMs who have expressed reservations against the attitude of certain ministeries in the government of India acting in a ...

  • Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik

    The people of our nation are aware of their democratic and federal rights, which at times have to be underlined by the state governments to ...

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

    “It is difficult for the state government to accept such arbitrary exercise of power by the central government/central agency, which have a bearing on the ...

  • Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi

    "If you accept the responsibility of state governments then is it not your (centre's) duty to consult them before forming laws?" - Gujarat chief minister ...

  • Tripura chief minister, Manik Sarkar

    "Considering that 'public order' and 'police' is a state subject under the Constitution of India, this action of the MHA amounts to encroachment on the ...

The central government is likely to convene a meeting of chief ministers April 16 to discuss the functioning of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), a top Tripura official said on Friday.

Many non-Congress ruled states in the country have opposed the NCTC alleging that in its present form it amounts to infringement of their powers.

"The union government would convene a meeting of chief ministers of the states likely on April 16 to discuss the policy matters of setting up the NCTC," Tripura chief secretary SK Panda told reporters.

Union home secretary RK Singh held a meeting of chief secretaries and directors general and inspectors general of Police of states and union territories on Monday in New Delhi and discussed the setting up of the NCTC.

"Pending final decision on the NCTC at the proposed meeting of chief ministers, the operation of NCTC would be suspended," Panda said quoting Singh.

Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar in a letter to the prime minister strongly opposed the proposed counter-terror intelligence centre under the National Security Guard (NSG) and demanded a meeting of chief ministers.

"Without discussing and taking the opinion of state governments, the setting up of such an anti-insurgency hub is against the federal structure of the Indian constitution," Sarkar told reporters.

 

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