MHA approves Z category security cover for Smriti Irani

| Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 17:53
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MHA approves Z category security cover for Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Following the recent, series of agitations across multiple central universities-from JNU to Hyderabad University, the MHA has now awarded a Z category security protection to the HRD Minister.
HRD minister's office and residence also saw a spate of protests during the recent past raising the hackles of intelligence agencies who had turn cautioned the MHA of the need for a more robust security cover for the HRD minister.
In agreement to the inputs received from central agencies, the threat based security assessment committee, chaired by the Union Home Secy, has approved a Z category security cover for Smritu Irani.
Z category security cover is the second highest personal security cover provided by the Govt of India on the basis of level of threat perception to the concerned individual.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also now cleared the proposal following which the HRD minister will have a round the clock guard of nearly 24 men from the central security agencies.

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