Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Security Arrangements for Shri Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu

INVC,, Delhi,, The Union Cabinet has approved the handing over the security of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbdur, Tamil Nadu to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as in case of other Samadhis located in Delhi such as Rajghat, Shanti Van, Vijay Ghat, Shakti Sthal, Vir Bhumi, Ekta Sthal, Kisan Ghat, Samta Sthal and Sangharsh Sthal. It will involve a non-recurring expenditure of about Rs.7.06 crore towards office and residential accommodation for security personnel, arms and ammunitions, transportation, etc. besides a recurring expenditure of Rs.1.23 crore per annum on the salary/allowances of these personnel. Background: As per Cabinet decision taken in 2004, the security of all the nine Samadhis in Delhi viz. Rajghat, Shanti Van, Vijay Ghat, Shakti Sthal, Vir Bhumi, Ekta Sthal, Kisan Ghat, Samta Sthal and Sangharsh Sthal is being looked after by the CISF. The provision of security arrangements in respect of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbdur has been examined by the Ministry of Urban Development in consultation with the concerned agencies viz. MHA, CISF and CPWD and it was felt that the security of this Memorial may also be handed over to CISF as in the case of Samadhis in Delhi. nnnnn

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