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  • The North East Division created for focusing on the developmental and security issues relating to North Eastern Region.
  • Unlike other parts of the country the North East holds an important position from a strategic point of view as these states share their borders with other countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The terrain, the state of Socio-economic development and historical factors such as language/ethnicity, tribal rivalry, migration, control over local resources and a widespread feeling of exploitation and alienation have resulted in a fragile security situation in the North Eastern States. This has resulted in violence and diverse demands by various Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs).
  • Ministry of Home Affairs is taking all possible steps to address the genuine demands of various ethnic groups for development and for autonomy in managing their affairs. While the infrastructural developments like road,rail link, power supply, water supply etc. are dealt with by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and various other line Ministries, the issues relating to strengthening of security, rehabilitation of people affected by militancy, bringing underground outfits to the main-stream through negotiations, confidence building measures etc. are looked after by the North East Division. Diplomatic initiatives pertaining to security related issues with Bangladesh and Myanmar are also taken to strengthen the security situation there.

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Comparative Status of North East
States Population(as per Census 2011) Area(Sq Km) Percentage All India Person(per Sq Km)
      Population Area  
Arunachal Pradesh 13,83,727 83,743 0.11% 2.55% 16.52
Assam 3,12,05,576 78,438 2.58% 2.39% 397.84
Manipur 25,70,390 22,327 0.21% 0.68% 115.12
Meghalaya 29,66,889 22,429 0.25% 0.68% 132.28
Mizoram 10,97,206 21,081 0.09% 0.64% 52.05
Nagaland 19,78,502 16,579 0.16% 0.50% 119.34
Sikkim 6,10,577 7,096 0.05% 0.22% 86.05
Tripura 36,73,917 10,486 0.30% 0.32% 350.36
Total NE 4,54,86,784 2,62,179 3.76% 7.98% 173.50
All India 1,21,05,69,573 32,87,263      


  • Implementation of Assam Accord, Bodo Accord, United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) Accord & Dima-Halam-Daogah (DHD) Accord.
  • Border disputes between Assam and its neighbouring States.
  • Security Related Expenditure (SRE) claims of the North –Eastern States.
  • Matters relating to National Level, Sectoral Level and Joint Working Group meeting with Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • Monitoring of law and order situation and extremist activities in the North Eastern States.
  • Surrender and rehabilitation Policy
  • Administration of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 in the North East Region.
  • Scheme of Civic Action Programme of Army /CAPFs.
  • Peace talks with various militant groups of North Eastern Region.
  • Helicopter Services in the North - Eastern State.
  • Repatriation of Bru migrants from Tripura to Mizoram & their rehabilitation in Mizoram.
  • Issues relating to Chakmas/Hazongs in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Security related issues relating to Tibetan refugees.

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Position as on 30 April,2017

SL.NO Name Designation Official Address Telephone No. Email-ID
1 Shri Satyendra Garg Joint Secretary (NE) Room No. 109, North Block, New Delhi -110001 23094648(O)
2 Sh.D.P Tripathy Director (NE) Room No.190, North Block, New Delhi -110001 23092186(O)
3 Smt. Neeta Gupta Deputy Secretary (NE-II) Room No.222- C, North Block, New Delhi -110001 23092956(O)
4 Ms. A.Radha Rani Deputy Secretary (NE-III) Room No. 216-A, North Block, New Delhi -110001 23092485(O)

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Status of Peace process

  • Hit Count: 63,729,266

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