IEP Chandigarh July 22, 2022
Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal said that for the prevention and control of drug smuggling in Haryana, various steps are being taken as per the roadmap prepared from village-ward level to state level. As per the aim of the State Government, Haryana State Drug Control Bureau is working to make the society aware by conducting awareness campaigns in coordination with the departments for the prevention of drugs.
The Chief Secretary was presiding over the second meeting of the State Level Committee of Narco Coordination Center (NCORD) here today through video conferencing.
Sh. Kaushal directed the officers that along with the efforts of the government for the eradication of drugs from the society, it is very important to make people aware regarding the campaign. Extensive IEC activities should also be implemented by District Information, Public Relations Officers.
During the meeting, Deputy Director General, NCB, Delhi, Sh. Gyaneshwar Singh, made a presentation on the joint activities of Haryana and NCB. While appreciating the efforts being made by Haryana for the prevention of drug abuse, he said that Haryana has ensured better implementation of the schemes at the grassroots level by incorporating most of the parameters in its action plan. He also recommended the early submission of an action plan to the Home Department to enhance the forensic capacity of the State.
In the meeting, Additional Director General of Police, Haryana State Narcotics Control Bureau, Panchkula, Sh. Shrikant Jadhav informed that according to the state action plan, mission teams have been prepared from village-ward level to state level for drug prevention. The main objective of these teams is to trace the addicted people, to enter their data in the mobile application, to make various efforts for counselling and rehabilitation of such people and to spread awareness as well.
Apart from this, the Bureau has planned to conduct scientific, social and psychological studies in collaboration with various Universities of the state to formulate an effective policy and strategy for rehabilitation. Youth clubs set up by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs are also being involved in the awareness campaign.
He informed that regular courses and training programmes are being conducted by the Bureau at Haryana Police Academy and Police Training Centres for matters covered under NDPS Act. Apart from this, awareness programmes have also been conducted at school, college and university level under the Dhakad initiative.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, Sh. Vineet Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Women and Child Development and Medical Education and Research, Smt. G. Anupama, Director General of Police, Sh. P.K. Agrawal and other senior officers were present.