Almost two lakh folks had been recruited in six Central Armed Police Forces just like the BSF and the CRPF within the final 5 years as a part of the Narendra Modi authorities’s efforts to supply jobs to unemployed youths, officers mentioned.
Nevertheless, as of July-end this 12 months, there are nonetheless over 84,000 vacancies in these forces — the Border Safety Power (BSF), the Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF), the Central Industrial Safety Power (CISF), the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Assam Rifles (AR). Steps have been taken to fill them too.
In keeping with Union Residence Ministry information, the very best variety of 1,13,208 youths had been recruited within the CRPF within the final 5 years (2017-2021), 29,243 had been recruited within the SSB and 17,482 had been employed by the BSF.
The CISF recruited 12,482 youths, the ITBP 5,965 and the Assam Rifles recruited 5,938 youths within the final 5 years.
In 2022 additionally, until July, the six central forces recruited 10,377 youths —- 6,509 within the CRPF, 1,945 within the SSB, 1,625 within the BSF, 229 within the Assam Rifles and 69 within the CISF.
On October 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel, a serious chunk of the Central Armed Police Forces, to be appointed within the subsequent 18 months.
Appointment letters have already been handed over to 75,000 newly inducted appointees. In keeping with dwelling ministry information, as on July 31, 2022, there have been 84,659 vacancies within the six Central Armed Police Forces.
Whereas the CRPF had 27,510 vacancies, the BSF had 23,435 vacancies, the CISF had 11,765 vacancies, the SSB had 11,143 vacancies, the Assam Rifles had 6,044 and the ITBP had 4,762 vacancies.
A house ministry official mentioned the federal government has determined to refill current vacancies within the Central Armed Police Forces by December 2023. The full power of the Central Armed Police Forces is about 10 lakhs.
The BSF guards the nation’s 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan (besides the 740 km-long Line of Management) and the 4,096-km-long border with Bangladesh.
The CRPF is deployed for inside safety duties, upkeep of legislation and order and anti-militants operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.
The CISF guards very important installations like nuclear vegetation, key industries, metro networks and different vital authorities buildings.
The ITBP guards the three,488-km-long Sino-Indian border. The SSB guards India’s borders with Nepal (1,751 km) and Bhutan (699 km). The Assam Rifles guards the 1,643-km-long Indo-Myanmar border and perform anti-militancy operations within the Northeast.
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