25 Nov : The government has no proposal to set up any university for police education, Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken has said.
“The proposal to set up a National Police University has been withdrawn in view of the inherent merits in conducting such courses through existing universities,” he told Lok Sabha in a written reply on Tuesday.
Maken also said that the Centre has allocated Rs 10.76 crore for setting up 20 Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist (CIAT) Schools.
Of these CIAT schools, two will come up in Assam, three in Bihar, four in Chhattisgarh, four in Jharkhand, three in Odisha, one each in West Bengal, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura.
In reply to another question, the Minister said the Central government and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are keen that every state sets up a State Human Rights Commission (SHRC).
“The Government and NHRC have been requesting all those states which have not yet constituted their State Commissions to do so at the earliest,” Maken said.
The states which have constituted State Human Rights Commissions are Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat and Sikkim.
Nine states have not constituted the State Human Rights Commissions — Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Uttarakhand.