26 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
News: Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Monday introduced the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha
Prelims and Mains focus: about the key features of the Bill and its significance
Purpose of the Bill:
The statement of objects and reasons of the Bill said that it is “considered to amend the Act to focus on core mandate, as the security of the Prime Minister, as Head of the Government, is of paramount importance for Government, governance and national security.”
Key features of the amending Bill:
Origins of SPG:
Categories of security:
Besides the SPG, VIPs in India are protected by other security forces as well. The levels of security cover are determined by the threat perception around the individual.
Source: The Hindu
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