Asks Home Secretary to make a detailed presentation on the country’s internal security situation
New Delhi : Even before he assumes charge, new Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday got down to business and directed Home Secretary Anil Goswami to prepare a detailed presentation on the country’s internal security situation and other key issues, reports PTI.
Singh, who is likely to take charge of the ministry on Thursday, was briefed by the home secretary on various issues concerning the ministry. “The Home Secretary briefed me on certain important issues pertaining to the Ministry of Home Affairs. I have asked him to prepare a detailed presentation,” Singh tweeted.
The 62-year-old Singh, who was elected from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, succeeds Sushilkumar Shinde in the crucial ministry which handles the country’s internal security and the task of guarding its international border with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
The immediate issues that the teacher-turned-politician will have to deal with
include tackling the Naxal violence, activities of terrorist outfits in the country’s
hinterland, infiltration from Pakistan,
illegal immigration from Bangladesh and strengthening of the intelligence-gathering mechanism.