Govt Measures to strengthen various security forces

By | February 25, 2016
(Last Updated On: February 25, 2016)

Measures to strengthen various security forces

The Government has taken measures to strengthen the CRPF, BSF, CISF & NSG in the country.  In 2008, the Government raised the ceiling of the strength of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to 1,45,000 and approved raising of Reserve Battalions.  In 2009, Government approved raising of 67 additional Battalions in CRPF (38 Bn) and BSF (29 Bn), out of which 47 Battalions have been raised.  In 2009, Government also sanctioned 04 Regional Hubs for National Security Guard (NSG) at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.  All the Hubs have been   operationalized.    There  is  no  STG  force  in  MHA.  The  present strength as on 31.01.2016 in respect of the CRPF, BSF, CISF, NSG is as under:-

 

ForcePresent strength
CRPF2,96,172
BSF2,48,222
CISF1,27,638
NSG9,434

Police and Public order are State subjects but Central Government provides assistance to States for adoption of modern technologies and infrastructures by State Police forces from time to time.  Under the Modernisation of Police Force (MPF) scheme funding is provided to strengthen the police infrastructure and acquisition of modern weapons, equipments for training, computerization, forensic science and vehicles.  The allocation of funds for the States under MPF scheme was Rs.1055.45 crore, Rs.300.00 crore, Rs.1754.65 crore, Rs.1500.00 crore and Rs.595.00 crore for the financial years 2011-12,  2012-13,  2013-14,  2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Dr. V.Maitreyan in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source Ministry of Home Affairs24-February, 2016

 

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