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Redesigning NCB To Address Modern Trafficking

Indian government plans to re-design the NCB in order to combat the novel narcotic substance consumption and trafficking across the nation and has entered into an agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 42 countries

In view of the growing menace of drug trafficking in the country, the Central government is planning to “redesign” the “governance architecture” of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) – India’s specialized anti-drug trafficking wing.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is dealing with the plan, and a “revamped proposal is under active consideration”, a government document accessed by IANS reveals.

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“The proposal aims at redesigning the governance architecture of the NCB, its capacity of investigation and intelligence and making it more professional and effective,” the document says.

Among the redesign plan, the MHA is considering changes on seven key points which is expected to increase the capacity of the organization, set up on March 17, 1986, as the apex drug law enforcement agency to coordinate actions of various central and state agencies on the issue.

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Narcotic consumption and trafficking are deadly problems in Indian. Pixabay

Once the proposal fructifies, the NCB will have the necessary technical infrastructure, legal expertise, and sufficient manpower to deal with the drug menace effectively.

The creation of 3,689 posts in various grades up to Level 15 is among the steps planned to be taken to redesign the NCB. With the move, its strength will increase from 1,107 to 4,751.

As part of the move, there are plans to set up four new regional offices for the NCB, increasing the number to seven.

In the proposal, it is also planned to create 17 new zonal offices and upgrade all existing 12 sub-zonal offices into zonal offices, raising the number of field offices to 42 (including 13 existing regional offices).

It also envisages the creation of a dedicated Prosecution Wing to provide for in-house legal expertise and taking up all cases filed under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The NCB will also be provided a canine wing to identify drugs soon after the proposal gets the nod.

There is also a plan to make its Drug Intelligence unit more effective, and the cyber technical cell more efficient to tackle the challenges arising out of modern technological methods used by drug traffickers.

These changes are planned to bolster the NCB’s efficiency as India is a signatory to various international drug-related UN conventions and the responsibility of implementation of the provision of these international conventions also lies with the central agency.

Sources said that NCB’s Director-General Rakesh Asthana last year submitted a detailed note to the MHA regarding the needs of the agency to make it better equipped to deal with the drug menace.

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For cooperation and information-sharing at the international level, the NCB has entered into an agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 42 countries. In addition, the NCB liaise with International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) UNODC regularly.

The NCB has been in news for months last year since it started probing Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s drug case. The actor was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his flat in Mumbai on June 14 last year. A case was later registered by the NCB in August last year in disclosure by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the procurement of drugs like buds. Since then, the NCB has unearthed the roles of various people linked to the film industry for their involvement in the trafficking of drugs. (IANS)

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