UP govt goes for new policy to provide security to VVIPs and others
Uttar Pradesh government on the directives of the Allahabad High Court has formulated a new policy to provide gunner, shadows and police security to the VIPs and VVIPs in the state.
Principal secretary (home) Anil Kumar Gupta said here today that under the new policy, security would be provided to any applicant at district level for the first 3 month, application in this connection to be submitted on the prescribed form to the concerning DM/SP. Under it,decision would be taken for providing security for a maximum of first 3 months after discussing the matter at the district level committee.
Gupta said that after expiry of 3 month period given by the district level security committee, the divisional level security committee would take decision to provide security for next 3 months. The divisional level security committee headed by divisional commissioner, would be comprising of the DIG range and police superintendent, regional/divisional level officer, special intelligence unit as its members.
He said that if any person needed further security after 6 months, decision would be taken in this connection by a high level committee headed by the principal secretary home. Besides the DGP, the ADGP (security) would be its members.
The security arrangements being provided to the VVIPs holding constitutional posts, like Governor, Chief Minister at present would continue as earlier. The life time security would be provided to the former Governor and Chief minister and retired judges of the High Court if found to be necessary.
The security cover being provided to the ministers/state ministers, non government chairman/deputy chairman of the state government corporations, commissions and institutions etc. would continue.
The security arrangements by the security committee to the former MPs/ MLAs, mayors, vice chancellors of the universities, heads of political parties registered/recognized at the state level, witnesses of serious crimes and other persons, on being found justified would be provided on their expenses.
The additional security could be provided by the high level/State level security committee to the VIPs on being found life time threat. Beside, category wise security would be provided to any VIP according to the yellow book arrangements issued by the Government of India.
Security would not be provided to such person who is engaged in criminal activities or there is a possibility of its misuse. AK-47 rifle and MP-5 gun would not be provided in the personal security.
(Posted on 10-05-2014)