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Jammu & Kashmir suggest different Ministry for handling security issues


Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today suggested creating a separate Ministry out of the Home Ministry to handle security related issues along with a separate cadre of specialised officers to man it.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present on the occassion, welcomed the suggestion of a separate cadre of officers but remained silent about the specialised Ministry.

In his key note address on the seventh NIA Day, Vohra said to tackle situations like Pathankot attack, a dedicated pool of officers having expertise in various aspects of national security should be created and be named as National Security Administrative Service.

He said he had proposed during the first NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee the creation of a separate ministry of National Security out of the Home Ministry to be led by leaders like Rajnath Singh and manned by specialists of National Security Administrative Service.

Later in his address, Rajnath Singh said Vohra has given a welcome suggestion of raising a cadre of National Security Administrative Services to handle security related matter.

“I will discuss the matter soon,” he said.


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