Coordination & International Cooperation(C&IC) Division

Coordination Matters :

The Unit deals with intra-Ministry coordination work,Parliamentary matters, public grievances (PGs), publication of Annual Report of the Ministry, Record Retention Schedule, Annual Action Plan of the Ministry, custody of classified and non-classified records of the Ministry, furnishing of various reports of SCs/STs and Persons with Disabilities, etc.

Parliament Matters

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2Assurances
3Consultative Committee Meetings (excluding Division-specific issues)
4Calling Attention Notices
5Department related Standing Committee
6Matters raised in Lok Sabha under Rule 377
7Matters raised by way of special mention in Rajya Sabha.

Annual Reports

Preparation and publication of Annual Report of the Ministry of Home Affairs

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Administrative Reforms

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Public Grievances

  • Coordination work relating to Public Grievances in respect of MHA. The Public Grievances received in hard copy and also through Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS),are sent to the concerned Division in the MHA who attend to all grievances. The Joint Secretary (Coordination & International Cooperation) has been designated as Nodal Officer for Public Grievances.
  • Contact details of Nodal Officer is as under:

         Ms. Saheli Ghosh Roy
         Joint Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances)
         Room No. 188, North Block
         New Delhi-110001
         Telefax No.23092392
         E-Mail: jscpg-mha[at]nic[dot]in

  • A public Grievance Officer is required to be nominated, by each Division also to monitor the progress of the redressal of Public Grievances relating to the respective Division. The details thereof may be available in the website of the respective Divisions.
  • For lodging Grievances centrally, Please click

    http://www.pgportal.gov.in

Monthly Reports/ Returns

  • Compilation of pendency position in regard to receipts/ MP/VIP references, PMO references in different Divisions, Monthly Summary for Cabinet and Monthly DO letter to Cabinet Secretary ,e-Samiksha etc.

National /International Days

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Official Language

  • The Division looks after the work relating to :-
  • Implementation of Official Language Act in the MHA and its Attached and Subordinate Offices
  • The entire work of translation from English to Hindi and vice -versa,
  • Organising the meetings of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti
  • Administering various schemes for promotion of use of Hindi in the Ministry

Library

  • The Library housed in MHA have about 1,10,000 books relating to different disciplines such as Philosophy, Law, Public Administration, Terrorism, Naxalite Management, Center State Relations, Border Management, Disaster Management, Internal Security, Police and Police Modernization, Literature, Fiction, Geography, History etc. that are relevant to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Library houses Census of India publications since 1931, some selected parts of Gazette of India Publications, Law Journals like All India Reporter, Supreme Court Reports, Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Debates, Annual Reports of the Ministry of Home affairs since mid 50's. Some of the other important journals are Supreme Court Cases, Service Law Reporter, Criminal Law Journal, All India Service Law Journal etc. As a part of Reference Collection, the library has Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, AIR Manuals , Encyclopedia of Central Acts and Rules, important Reports of the Commissions appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Miscellaneous Matters

  • Publication of Pink Book relating to revision of allocation of work in different Divisions.
  • Publication of Green Book relating to level of Disposal and Channel of Submission in MHA.
  • Matters relating to the status of the pending Court Cases of different Divisions,Legal Information Management & Briefing System (LIMBS)
  • Preparation of Material for Budget Speech of Finance Minister and address of the President of India to both Houses of Parliament, PM's Independence Day Speech
  • Record Retention Schedule
  • List of Files/Records transferred to National Archives of India
  • Annual Action Plan of the Ministry
  • Custody of classified and non-classified records of the Ministry
  • Furnishing of various reports relating to employment of SCs/STs and Persons with Disabilities etc.
  • Apart from above the Coordination Division also looks after other miscellaneous items, e.g. receipt and distribution of dak including the classified dak; and maintenance and custody of top secret files 

Others

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International Cooperation Matters

A. International Cooperation

  • The Unit deals with matters relating to policies/coordination in respect of International/Bilateral Security issues such as Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, Agreement/MoU on security related matters, security issues pertaining to SAARC etc..
  • The modus operandi of perpetrators or potential perpetrators of crime, particularly of those engaged in international terrorism, organized crime and illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs etc has evolved and changed with the advancement of technology and has assumed a transnational dimension. Accordingly, the Ministry has entered into and pursued a variety of multilateral/bilateral initiatives on security related issues with various countries to counter transnational crime, terrorism, and other serious offences, such as drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeit currency, smuggling of arms and explosives etc.

BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL INITIATIVES

  • The legal framework for combating Crime including International terrorism includes Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Memorandum of Understandings/Bilateral Agreements to counter Organized Crimes, Joint Working Groups on Counter Terrorism/International Terrorism which are signed between India and other countries on bi-lateral basis. Such treaties/agreements are with a view to securing bilateral cooperation against various forms of crime like terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeiting of Indian currency notes.
  • Homeland Security Dialogue (HSD) between India and USA is a forum through which India and USA discuss cooperation on security matters between the two countries
  • Home Affairs Dialogue (HAD) between India and U.K. is a forum to discuss and deliberate on issues mutually affecting the two countries.

MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TREATY IN CRIMINAL MATTERSS

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal Ministry for concluding Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in Criminal Matters which are designed to facilitate widest measures of mutual assistance in investigation, prosecution and prevention of crime, service of summons and other judicial documents, execution of warrants and other judicial commissions and tracing, restraint, forfeiture or confiscation of proceeds and instruments of crime.
  • These agreements assume importance in combating transnational organized crimes, trans-border terrorism, crimes and other serious offences, such as drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeit currency, smuggling of arms and explosives, etc. India has so far operationalised these Treaties with the following 40 countries:-

Countries

Countries
Australia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada Combodia Egypt
France Hongkong SAR Iran Indonesia Israel
Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrgyz Republic Malaysia Mauritius
Mexico Mongolia Myanmar Oman Russia
Singapore Spain Sri Lanka South Africa South Korea
Switzerland Tajikistan Thailand Turkey Ukraine
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom USA Uzbekistan Vietnam
  • Further India along with other SAARC countries has signed a Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters in 2008. India has since ratified the Convention. The Convention will come into force after ratification of the Convention by Nepal, Pakistan and Afganistan. The Convention aims to strengthen regional cooperation in investigation and prosecution of crime.

JOINT WORKING GROUPS (JWGs) ON COUNTER TERRORISM

  • Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal authority for setting up of JWG on Counter Terrorism to exchange information and strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime. PP Division acts as an interface with MEA on issues concerning Joint Working Groups on Counter Terrorism set up between India and other countries to discuss bilateral security issues.

BILATERAL AGREEMENT ON COMBATTING DRUGS AND RELATED MATTERS

  • India has signed bilateral agreements on drug related issues with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Laos PDR, Mauritius, Myanmar, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, UAE, USA and Zambia. Further Memoranda of Understanding on Drug related issues have also been signed by India with Australia, Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran,Maldives, Mozambique, Oman, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Vietnam.

SAARC

  • SAARC was set up in 1985 as an association of States whose aim was to promote the well-being of the population of South Asia and improve their standard of living; to speed up economic growth, social progress and cultural development; to reinforce links between the countries of this area; and, lastly, to promote mutual collaboration and assistance in the economic, social, cultural technical and scientific fields.
  • SAARC is the only regional organization for cooperation in South Asia. It aims to promote peace, trade and development in the region through dialogue and cooperation. The SAARC Secretariat is based in Kathmandu (Nepal).