Union Home Secy attends State Level Core Group Meeting on security

ITANAGAR, Dec 01: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba attended State Level Core Group Meeting to discuss security and development of Arunachal Pradesh which was convened by Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Home Secretary spoke on the need to strengthen security related infrastructure. He assured the Chief Minister that the ministry would extend all support in addressing all the issues of the state.
Pema in his address said that all agencies must work together to achieve the shared vision of a developed Arunachal Pradesh and contribute in the nation building process in which the security scenario plays a vital role. He hoped that ministry of Home Affairs would continue to address the issues and concerns of the State Government with greater impetus.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal said that Union Home Secretary’s first step outside Delhi to any State after assuming the important office is of special significance. This displays the importance the Home Ministry and the GOI attaches to our beautiful state, he said.
The meeting attended by senior officers from 4 corps, 3 corps, SSB, Assam Rifles, ITBP, CRPF, Assam Police and Arunachal Police also reviewed the decision points of the last Core Group Meeting.
Earlier, the Governor Dr. BD Mishra discussed on various issues relating to counter insurgency operation in the state and police modernization with Union Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba.
The Governor, who has special responsibility on law and order situation in the State, said that once these issues are addressed in correct perspective, the peace and tranquillity will return to Tirap, Longding and Changlang.
Reiterating his concern over migration of people from remote border areas to urban areas due to non availability of infrastructure and means of sustenance, the Governor suggested that as a pilot project, four to six villages be selected and made the villages self sufficient by providing them with dwelling units, toilet facilities, health center, school, a few shops, ration support, water facilities, communication and emergency helipad.
“Army and Para-Military forces may extend them work/porter jobs on need basis as is being done in many villages in border areas. Such schemes will go a long way in extending our border presence and possession,” the Governor said.
They also discussed the overall law and order situation in the State.