He has also categorically stated that internal security is the prime area of concern and asked the officials to think over it in an innovative manner. (JPN/Agencies)
According to official sources, Rajnath asked officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to come up with better suggestions which would help in resolving border disputes with neighbouring countries without compromising with national interests.
Crucial divisions like Internal Security, Naxal Management, Centre-State, North-East and Jammu and Kashmir have been directed to prepare a roadmap to improve internal security apparatus in the next few days.
Rajnath, who took charge on Thursday, during an interactive session that lasted three hours asked officials heading different divisions to make individual presentations.
62-year-old Singh also told the officials to let him know what kind of intervention he can make for inter-ministerial coordination, sanction of funds and ensuring cooperation of Central and state governments.
The Union Home Minister was briefed about the problems along the international border, like infiltration from Bangladesh and dispute with Pakistan on Sir Creek.
There was no mention of UPA government's pet proposals to set up controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre and enactment of the Communal Violence Bill, both of which were vehemently opposed by the BJP.
The Home Minister was also briefed about the Left Wing Extremism, which is considered to be the biggest security challenge for the country.
Officials of the MHA briefed Singh about the steps being undertaken to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and conveyed to him that the process is going on smoothly and Telangana will come into existence as per schedule on June 2.
The Union Home Minister was also briefed on activities of various terror outfits, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states and how to improve them.
The functioning of paramilitary organizations also came up for discussion and he was briefed about the deployment of eight lakh personnel of the paramilitary organizations.
The Union Home Minister was also briefed about coastal security, activities in Union Territories and law and order situation in Delhi.
He has also categorically stated that internal security is the prime area of concern and asked the officials to think over it in an innovative manner.