Monday, April 16, 2012

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's speech at internal security meet

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said the Centre must evolve NCTC in consultation with the states.
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday slammed the Centre and said that the government was making repeated efforts to interfere with the powers of the state governments. "Constant attempts to reduce states to the level of glorified municipal corporation heavily dependent on the Centre for funds," Jayalalithaa said, addressing the Chief Ministers' meeting on internal security in the national capital.

Following is the full text of Jayalalithaa's speech at teh Chief Ministers' meeting in the national capital:

Hon'ble Prime Minister and dignitaries participating in the Conference today
, Public order and Police are subjects that top the list of items under the State List of the Constitution. The founding fathers of our Nation clearly delineated the functions of the Central and State Governments, and accordingly made Parliament and the State Legislative Assemblies the law making Institutions for the smooth performance of these functions.

It is in this context that the subject of internal security must be understood, and appreciated. This Conference on internal security seeks to address a host of issues such as the Crime and Criminal tracking network system, Modernization of the Police Force, Border Management, Coastal Security, preventing the circulation of fake Indian currency notes, strengthening of the Intelligence Wings and separation of Criminal Investigation and Law and Order. Read More...


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