Status: The government has approved the continuation of the scheme of ‘Assistance to States & UTs for Modernization of Police (ASUMP)’ for another five years. Under the scheme, the Centre provides funds to States/UTs for purchasing advanced weaponry, forensics, IT and personnel training. 10% of these funds used to be reserved as incentives for those states that would implement the police reforms; this was increased to 20% in 2019-20. A National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal was also launched in August 2019 to address cyber crimes, where the registered complaints are taken up by the respective States/UTs for appropriate action. i ii iii