New Delhi, June 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for better coordination among security and investigating agencies and the intelligence. An exclusive DNA report also said that Modi has said that two sets of teams be formed to ensure that projects related to security forces, intelligence and investigating agencies are executed properly. It said Modi wanted two teams, one comprising experts and the other those who would implement the projects, to ensure implementation. (Also Read: SCO Summit: India Says no to China’s OBOR)
The move, said the report, comes after the Prime Minister’s Office noticed that many projects and ideas discussed were not implemented because of lack of coordination among the agencies, sources told DNA. Modi has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Intelligence Bureau, police chiefs of states and union territories, Central Armed Police Forces and Central Police Organisations to “initiate action in a time-bound manner and communicate the action taken in this regard”. (Also Read: SCO Summit: Modi Pitches For Better Neighbourhood Connectivity)
Sources told DNA that the PM said that working groups consisting of five to seven officers should be established to deliberate on the issues raised during the meetings with the Centre and “to develop expertise in a particular field in an institutionalised manner”. “These groups should work through the year by holding regular meetings,” said a source. Sources also said the PM suggested that states should also form a group of officers, between 40 and 45 years of age, to ensure that the expertise or project developed in an institutionalised manner reached the lower level officials as well. the
Modi has also stressed that the agencies do not work in isolation. “There should be prompt sharing of knowledge, information, and technology,” the PM said, according to a source. “The mutual coordination among the agencies should be a matter of commitment rather than a mere formal mechanism.” The report cited the example of the online model adopted by the Uttar Pradesh police on women security to show how many projects do not get implemented properly. Similarly, it pointed out, lack of coordination among state police forces, Central Armed Police Forces, and intelligence agency results in casualties in Naxal-infested areas of Chhattisgarh and other states. On the contrary, working in tandem has helped security and intelligence agencies locate terrorists holed up in Jammu and Kashmir, said a source.