Current Affairs


  • The Centre is planning to revive the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), a project conceived by the UPA government in 2012.
  • NCTC proposal would be reworked to allay the fears of State governments that their intelligence gathering mechanism would be encroached upon by the Centre.
  • The NCTC, also a pet-project of Mr. Chidambaram, was opposed by Mr. Modi who in a letter to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said the NCTC was a “poorly conceived idea which tinkers with age-old existing systems” and would do “irreparable loss to our internal security apparatus.”
  • NCTC proposes to have powers to seek information from all State and central agencies and maintain records of terror suspects, their family members in a single database.
  • It will also have the mandate to carry out anti-terror operations, through, or in conjunction with, the State police.