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5 steps to here

Print Edition: Apr 1, 2012

Stepping Back

1. 2001: A Group of Ministers looking into national security recommends setting up a Multi Agency Centre (MAC) to combat terrorism better. MAC starts in 2006.

2. 2008: The Second Administrative Reforms Commission suggests converting MAC into a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

3. Feb 3, 2012: The Union Home Ministry issues notification setting up NCTC.

4. Feb 15-25, 2012: Chief ministers of 13 states with non-Congress governments oppose NCTC's powers to search and arrest, saying law and order is a state subject

5. Feb 28, 2012: Centre blinks, postpones setting up NCTC

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