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National Investigation Agency (NIA)

  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was constituted under the NIA Act of 2008 as a Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency.
  • The NIA is mandated to investigate and prosecute offences specified in its Schedule.
  • The NIA headquarters is at New Delhi and the branch offices are located at Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kochi, Kolkata, Jammu and Raipur.
  • A total number of 45 NIA Special Courts have been constituted in the States/Union Territories.

The Multi Agency Centre (MAC)

  • The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) was created as a multi-agency intelligence coordination mechanism for counter terrorism, with the mandate to share, collate and disseminate terrorism related inputs on a day-to-day basis.
  • The Subsidiary Multi Agency Centers (SMAC) were established in various States comprising of representatives from various security agencies for streamlining intelligence efforts.
  • A dedicated secure electronic network has been established across the country for sharing data-based intelligence.
  • The Multi Agency Centre has established connectivity between the National Capital, 25 Central Member Agencies and all the State Capitals. In the State Capitals, this network links the Subsidiary Multi Agency Centre (SMAC), State Police Special Branches and Offices of all the Central and other Counter Terror Agencies.
  • The network is also being extended to District Police Headquarters wherever found feasible.
  • At present total of 429 SMAC Nodes and 251 District Police Offices are connected to the MAC/SMAC Network.

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)

  • The NATGRID is conceived to be a framework, which will leverage Information Technology to connect approved User Agencies (security/law enforcement) with designated data provider in order to enhance the country’s counter terrorism capability.
  • Detailed Project Report (DPR) approval of CCS was obtained in June 2012.
  • A total amount of `1002.97 crore has been proposed for the implementation of the key elements of the NATGRID project.
  • The project implementation period has been extended up to 30.06.2019.
  • Further, an amount of `346.05 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of NATGRID facilities including Data Centre (DC) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP).