Director General, NIA
I welcome you to the NIA home page.
The NIA enters the 5th Year of its existence as a larger organisation with increased resource-human and logistics and geographical spread.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was created by an Act of the Parliament of India i.e NIA Act, 2008 in December, 2008 following the traumatic Mumbai Terror Attack (MTA) on 26th November, 2008, for investigation and prosecution of offences affecting sovereignty, security and integrity of India. NIA plays the role of the national counter terrorism law enforcement agency.
During this short period of existence, we in NIA have been faced with the dual challenge of building a new institution and simultaneously investigating complex cases of terrorism, insurgency, terror funding having all India and international ramifications. The small group of officers in NIA has worked under several constraints, but I am proud to say, with exceptional merit and devotion to duty.
NIA has been a silent, almost invisible contributor to the quietening of the terror-escape in India. We have done some remarkable investigations in the North Eastern States and have contributed in a significant manner to ushering of peace in the region. We have also helped in unearthing the larger conspiracy behind the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai and are working in concert with other law enforcement and security agencies to bring the offenders to justice.
When the NIA came into existence, it was a Delhi centric organisation. We now have full-fledged branches at Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kochi and Lucknow. We also have a separate specialised cell known as TFFC Cell dealing with the subjects of Fake Indian Currency Notes and Terror Funding.
We have made considerable efforts to improve the quality of our manpower by imparting rigorous in-service training to our officers and men. For this purpose a separate Training Division has been created within NIA. Briefly, we are now ready to accept more and bigger challenges and take up more investigations.
While we continue to make progress in organisation building, we are also continuously reminding ourselves of the best standards of investigation and the statement ''the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of the civilisation of any country." We are all committed to make the NIA a highly professional organisation with outstanding organisational culture and work ethics. We strive for continuous up-gradation of our knowledge of law, criminal procedure, investigation and knowledge of terrorist organisations so as to keep ourselves abreast of latest developments and to be able to anticipate an emerging threat.
We may be the youngest and smallest law enforcement organisation in the country, but we have made a noticeable contribution to maintainance of security and order in India and have been able to build NIA into an organisation which nurtures and values excellence.
However, to achieve our goals, we need your support and cooperation. We also need feedback and suggestions from you. I take this opportunity to solicit these.
I once again thank you for visiting our website.
Sharad Kumar, IPS
Director General, NIA