Rajasthan Governor seeks Centre's support in countering security threats
The Governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva, has underscored the need for co-ordinated action by the Centre and the States on security threats, and sought the Centre's support to address some of the challenges before Rajasthan.
Speaking at the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan here recently, Alva said the Centre should provide enhanced technical and training support to Rajasthan -- which has the longest International border among States -- for strengthening surveillance in the border areas.
Alva said that though the law and order situation in Rajasthan was generally peaceful, there was a 'heightened threat perception continued" because of terrorist activities from across the border.
Pakistan's mobile telephone network posed a challenge in the border areas because it could be accessed three to four Km inside India by users relying on Pakistani SIM cards.
Alva also sought financial contribution from the Centre for Higher Education in Rajasthan.
The Universities and Colleges in the State had implemented guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission which has led to additional financial burden on the Government of Rajasthan. The Centre should share some of this financial burden imposed on the State.
She also urged the Centre to take additional steps to help improve educational and medical services in five districts covered by the Tribal Sub Plan.
(Posted on 15-02-2014)