New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that it has issued a guideline to all States and Union Territories (UTs) for installation of CCTV cameras in all Police Stations.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai shared the inputs in Lok Sabha in a written reply, mentioning that the Supreme Court, in its order dated December 2 last year, gave detailed direction to States and the UTs and Union of India for installation of CCTV cameras in all Police Stations and offices of Central Investigation agencies.
The Minister said that the Apex Court in its last hearing held on April 6 this year, had directed for the allocation of Budget to the Central agencies within one month from the date of order and for implementation of complete order within a period of six months from the date of allocation of Budgets.
Rai further said that the Central Investigation Agencies requested on April 13 this year for the allocation of Budget and installation of CCTV cameras in their offices within the time-frame given by the Apex Court. However, he mentioned that States and the UTs have already been impleaded in the case for filing status report on the installation of CCTV cameras in Police Stations, directly before the Supreme Court.
As Police is a State subject, the information regarding the number of Police Stations having CCTVs is not maintained at the level of Central Government, clarified the Minister.