Union home ministry is hopeful of getting back those central schemes that were transferred to states as part of the 14th Finance Commission award on division of revenues between states and the centre.
“The ministry wants four schemes — Crime and Criminal Tracking System, Special Infrastructure Scheme for Maoist-affected states, Modernisation of Police Forces, and Counter-Insurgency and Anti-Terror Training Schools — back to its fold. It will happen soon,” said a top home ministry official, requesting anonymity.
Home secretary LC Goyal has already recorded strong objection with the finance ministry over transferring these schemes to the states.
“These are capacity-building schemes with national security concerns. We will be in a better position to get them implemented. At the moment, 60% funding comes from the Centre and 40% from the states. But we are suggesting to make the proportions 50-50 or 40-60 in favour of states, but it will be the home ministry’s leverage required to get them implemented,” said the official.