In order to provide security needs of industrial establishments in the state Himachal Pradesh will set up a State Industrial Security Force on the pattern of CRPF.
This was disclosed by the state Forest Minister JP Nadda while speaking at the Chief Minister’s conference on internal security in New Delhi today. He said with massive investments in industry, hydel power and tourism sectors in recent years a need has been felt to create exclusive force for maintaining industrial peace and law & order in industrial townships of the state.
The minister requested the union Government to arrange the training of 3 company of police force in commando operations through paramilitary forces. One commando company has already been trained by the Punjab police recently. He also requested the union Government to provide necessary infrastructure and resources to the State Government to set up modern commando training centre in the state.
The Forest Minister said the state government has deployed four companies of Armed Police along the J&K borders in Chamba districts to maintain law and order on sensitive border areas and check any infiltrations of the terrorists.
The Minister thanked the Home Ministry for sanctioning three additional IR Battalions in the state during last one year.
The Forest Minister requested the Union Government to release the pending payment of rupees twenty crore to the state due as grant in aid to the State for raising the IR Battalion.
He also requested the Union Home Ministry to provide additional assistance of rupees 12 crores for training and infrastructural facilities to raise two commando companies one each in new IR battalions. He also requested the Union Government to station one company of NSG in the state to enhance quick response capabilities and meet any emergent situation in the state.
He requested the union Government to provide 19.38 crore central assistance for restructuring internal connectivity including hardware, software, field equipments, mobility communications to the special branch of police forces in the state and told that subsidiary multi-agency centres (SMAC) have been created in the state CID to collect and disseminate information relating to terrorist and disruptive activities.