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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3794
ANSWERED ON:  21.12.2021
Shortage of Personnel in NCB
Ravneet Singh
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government is aware of the huge shortage of personnel in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the country;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the adverse impact on the speedy disposal of cases due to staff shortage;

(c) whether any steps are being taken to create additional posts in the NCB and if so, the details thereof;

(d) the corrective measures, if any, taken to improve the technical competence of the NCB personnel and acquaint them with latest surveillance and investigation techniques; and

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI NITYANAND RAI)
(a) to (c): NCB is a premier Drug Law Enforcement Agency in the country with the mandate for enforcement of the NDPS Act, collection of intelligence and co-ordination among various Drug Law Enforcement agencies. At present, the NCB is headquartered at New Delhi, having 13 zonal offices and 12 sub-zonal offices, across the country. The officers/staff are placed at different field formations, as per the requirement. Assessing requirement of personnel for a Government organization is a continuous process and is taken up from time to time. NCB is taking all necessary steps to ensure that all cases are disposed of in time.
(d): In-house training on crypto currency, dark-net, digital surveillance, cyber crime information, cyber crime forensics, digital forensics are being organized to improve the technical competence of NCB personnel and acquaint them with latest surveillance and investigation techniques. Officials of NCB are also being nominated for various technical courses conducted by other training institutions like the Central Bureau of Investigation Academy, Central Detective Training School, Central Academy for Police Training, National Forensic Sciences University, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime.
(e): The details of training conducted in the last 03 years are as follows:-

Year 2019 2020 2021
(upto 30th Nov)
No. of training courses conducted 24 20 24
No. of officials trained 85 149 197

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