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Cabinet approves Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force

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Cabinet approves Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).  It provides for creation of 25 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Additional Director General ranks to enhance the supervisory staff in Senior Duty posts of CISF.

The restructuring of the CISF Cadre will result in increase of Group ‘A’ posts from 1252 to 1277 with increase of 2 posts of Additional Director General, 7 posts of Inspector General, 8 posts of Deputy Inspector General and 8 posts of Commandant.

Impact:

After creation of these Group ‘A’ posts in CISF, the supervisory efficiency and capacity building of the Force would be enhanced. Timely creation of proposed posts in the Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ posts in the Force will enhance its supervisory as well as administrative capabilities.

Background:

The CISF came into existence through the CISF Act 1968 amended in 1983 declaring the Force as Armed Force of the Union. The original charter of CISF was to provide protection and security to the property of Public Sector Undertakings. The Act was further amended in 1989, 1999 and 2009 to enlarge the charter of duties and security cover to Private Sector Units and other duties that may be entrusted by the Central Government.

The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a sanctioned strength of only three Battalions. The CISF does not have a Battalion pattern like other CAPFs, except 12 Reserve Battalions and HQRs. Currently, the Force is providing security cover to 336 Industrial Undertaking (including 59 Airports) spread all over the country.  The Force, which had made a beginning with a sanctioned strength of 3192 in 1969, has grown to a strength of 1,49,088 as on 30.06.2017. The CISF has its Headquarters at Delhi. The Organization is headed by the DG which is an Ex-cadre post.

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Rajnath Singh orders all Directors General to ensure good food for paramilitary jawans

Rajnath Singh orders all Directors General to ensure good food for paramilitary jawans

Amidst complaints of poor quality food being served to jawans, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed all paramilitary forces to ensure that quality food is served to all personnel under their rolls.

At a high-level meeting, attended by Directors General of CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP etc., the Home Minister said that the food served to the jawans and others should be good and there should be no room for any complaint, according to official sources.

Singh said paramilitary personnel are deployed in hostile and difficult terrain and if bad food is served they would be demoralised.

The paramilitary personnel should always be served with quality food and the chiefs of the organisations must ensure that, he said.

The Home Minister is also learnt to have expressed his unhappiness over more than 160 CRPF jawans falling ill in Kerala due to food poisoning recently.

There have been several complaints in the past regarding poor quality food being served to paramilitary jawans, leading to the Home Ministry ordering an inquiry.

PTI

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Making para military forces as organised services

Making para military forces as organised services

 

Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju said in the Parliament as in a written reply to a question on 23.12.2015 about the Para Military Forces as given below…

 

Question : Whether Government is aware of a judgement passed by Delhi High Court observing that Centre must consider all para-military forces-CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB as organized services to extend them not just financial benefits but better promotional and deputation avenues in Government, including Non-functional Financial Upgradation (NFU) from 2006 in terms of the Sixth Pay Commission.

 

Answer : The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has given a judgement on 03.09.2015 to grant the benefit of Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission to Group ‘A’ officers of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). However, the same has been challenged by filing Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, which is sub-judice.

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Construction of residential houses of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Construction of Houses and barracks at various establishments of CISF, CRPF and ITBP

 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today has given its approval for construction of 13072 houses and 113 barracks of various types at 68 locations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) during 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). This will be at an estimated cost of Rs.3090.98 crore. The main components include construction of 13072 residential houses (Type-ll, III, IV, V & VI) and 113 barracks (Type- Men Barrack-120, 150,180, 240, 252, 264, 360) at 68 locations of CISF, CRPF and ITBP.

 

The existing housing satisfaction level in the CISF, CRPF and ITBP is about 12.06 percent, and after the completion of the proposed project, the satisfaction level will reach to 15.13 percent. This project will meet the urgent need to improve the efficiency of the Forces with increasing housing satisfaction level. The improved housing satisfaction level will boost the morale of CAPF, improving the efficiency to deal with law and order, Counter Insurgency (Operation), Anti-Naxal Operations and guarding India’s international border.

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Government Recruitment: Over 11,000 women in central police forces

Government to recruit over 11,000 women in central police forces

New Delhi: Over 11,000 women will soon be recruited in central security forces for combat duties like border guarding and law and order assignments.

The government has taken this decision to enhance representation of women in these forces.

It has already set in motion its plan to hire 8,533 women constables in paramilitary forces like CRPF, BSF, CISF and ITBP after it recently announced one of its biggest recruitment drives to hire over 62,000 young men and women as constables this year.

Also, sanctions have been granted by the Union Home Ministry for raising 21 new companies or a total of 2,772 women personnel in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which guards open Indian borders with Nepal and Bhutan by 2017.

“The recruitments are being done to take the representation of women in central forces to at least 5 per cent of the total strength in the coming days. At present, women constitute about 2.15 per cent of the total strength of these forces,” a senior officer said.

Under the mega drive to hire a young workforce for these forces, a special sanction has also been accorded to the CRPF to raise two exclusive ‘Mahila’ (women) battalions within its establishment to bolster the strength of the existing three such units.

The Home Ministry, the officer said, has made its policy clear that women personnel should be at least 5 per cent of the total strength of these forces and this could only be done after conducting fresh recruitments.
– PTI

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‘Shaheed’ not defined in defence or central forces: Government

‘Shaheed’ not defined in defence or central forces: Government

NEW DELHI: Government today informed the Parliament that the term ‘shaheed’ or martyr is not defined “anywhere” and there is no official order to accord the same to defence or paramilitary personnel.

“There have been demands for giving shaheed/martyr status to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles (AR) personnel killed in action. In the meeting of Committee of Secretaries held on September 14, 2011, Ministry of Defence indicated that shaheed/martyr is not defined anywhere and presently they are not issuing any order/notification to this effect in respect of defence personnel.

“Similarly, no status of shaheed/martyr is given to the CAPF and Assam Rifles. However, their families/next of kin are given full family pension under the Liberalised Pensionary award rules and lump sum ex-gratia compensation of Rs 15 lakh as per rules in addition to other benefits admissible,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

The CAPFs like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB and NSG have made representations to the Union Home Ministry that ‘shaheed’ salutation is being demanded by the personnel of these forces.

The Central Reserve Police Force, last year, had, however, issued in-house orders making it mandatory to use ‘shaheed’ before the name of a martyred personnel and in all communications vis-a-vis its slain men and women.

Source: EOT

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Grant of One Rank one Pension to Paramilitary Forces – Para Military Forces Retired Officers Association, Chandigarh

Grant of One Rank one Pension to Paramilitary Forces – Para Military Forces Retired Officers Association, Chandigarh

 

PARAMILITARY FORCE RETIRED OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (REGD.) CHANDIGARH

(Registration No 3089 of 2000)

 

P.S. Bedi DIG (Retd) BSF

Chairman 

2186, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh -160022

Ph:(0172)-2615048 2604002

Email:psbedi03@yahoo.co.in

S.C.SharmaIGP(Retd)CRPF

President 

Flat- F-23,Galaxy Apprts,

HBH, Sector 43,

GURGAON-122003

Mob:9878579488,08447060604 Email:scsharma1948@gmail.com

HarbhajanSinghDIG(Retd) CRPF 

General Secretary

A-302, Rishi

Apartments, Zirakpur-

140 603

Mob:9878375611

Email:hb_singh1947@hotmail.com

No. PMFROA/2014/02/ 05

24 February, 2014

MEMORADUM

 

Grant of One Rank one Pension to Paramilitary Forces

 

The PARAMILITARY FORCES RETIRED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, CHANDIGARH, hailed the grant of ‘ ONE RANK ONE PENSION’ to the three wings of the defence service personnel , and termed it as the right move on the part of the government. However, they rued the govts apathy for not extending the same to the Paramilitary Forces,{ Armed Forces of the Union of India under Ministry of Home Affairs, viz Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Assam Rifles ( A R )}. These Armed forces have the same structural features, same command and control elements, serve under similar harsh service conditions, and are subject to stringent legal provisions as per their respective Acts under which these forces were raised, as the army. In spite of the similarities in the duties performed by the PMFs, these forces are deprived of privileges extended to defence services and discriminated in numerous ways, as listed below:

 

(a). The Paramilitary Forces had been raised under the Central Acts of the Parliament, and designated as ‘ Armed Forces of the Union’, and placed under the control of Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA), in view of international ramifications. For example, BSF was raised under the BSF Act, 1968 (Act 47 of 1968).This Act is almost a replica of the Army Act. Similar is the case with other forces which constitute the Armed Forces of the Union (as per their respective Central Acts). It was later that MHA added the word ‘Police’ before the actual designation of these central forces, to forestall any international ramifications. However, the service conditions of all these forces are akin to the army, with same stringent conditions of service, as applicable to the Army.

 

(b) The ‘ Armed Forces’ or the ‘Central Armed Police Forces’( CAPFs), are deployed to safeguarding the nation externally as well as internally, ensuring the security of the borders of India, and for maintaining internal peace and are placed under the control of Ministry of Home Affairs. The task very much akin to Defence services.

 

(c) The command structure of CAPFs is similar to the army, and so is its rank structure, except that the ranks in CAPFs have different nomenclature ( Commandant, Deputy commandant, Assistant commandant, Subedar, S I etc). The command and control system in a battalion of CAPF is also similar to the army battalion. Under these conditions, when the juniors start getting more pension than the seniors, it violates the hierarchy of command system, as is applicable to all Armed Forces, whether under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is a well establish dictum based on the Supreme Court judgement of 1982 and accepted by the Central Govt, that,” pension is not a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past services rendered”. In another judicial ruling, it has been stated that different criteria for grant of unequal pay / pension for the same rank on the basis of cut-off date of retirement violates Article 14 (equality before law) of the constitution. All pensioners irrespective of rank are entitled to same pension. In the case of defence services, the govt has, rightfully, realized the truth of this fact, and given succor to the pre-2006 defence pensioners to come up to the level of their post 2006 retirees of equivalent rank and status by granting them ‘One rank one Pension’. However, the personnel of CAPFs, who have equitable dispositions, command structure, rank system and nature of duties are grossly ignored, discriminated and forced to face the ignominy of far less emoluments vis-à-vis their juniors retiring post-2006. The govt has also termed the retired personnel of CAPFs as ‘ex-servicemen’ on the analogy of defence forces, vide Govt of India, MHA, O M No 27011/100/2012-R&W, dated 23 Nov, 2012 . Denial of any incentive to the ex-servicemen of CAPFs as extended to the ex-servicemen of Defence Armed Forces is most unfair.

 

(d) The CAPFs, such as BSF, ITBP, SSB, A R are deployed on the borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar, and CRPF is actively engaged in counter insurgency operations, Naxalite menace, and also manning high altitude posts in the north-east. BSF, CRPF, ITBP and A R have been actively engaged in the wars that have taken place in the past (1965, 1971 and Kargil Operations in 1999). These forces have suffered heavy casualties in the wars, dealing with trans-border crimes, in anti-Naxalite operation and other such activities. These duties are akin to the army, which is also responsible for the guarding of the borders, and are responsible for security of the nation. In fact, in J & K and in the North-eastern states of India, the CAPFs are deployed side by side with the army, at times, on the same location and high altitude mountain features. They perform their duties in most adverse conditions coupled with threat to their life either by enemy action, insurgents and the climatic hazards in high altitude, deprived of domestic life, which leads to deterioration of the physical and mental ability.

 

(e) Because of the similarity in the nature of deployments and performance of duties with the defence services, especially the army, the personnel of Central Armed Forces require high standard of physical fitness. To ensure a young profile, these personnel are compulsorily retired at a younger age of 57 years, compared to their civilian and Police counterparts where the normal retirement age is 60 years . The normal superannuation age of the Defence Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force) ranges from 40 to 57 years. No compensation for earlier retirement in the pension/ emoluments is granted to the CAPF personnel for their early retirement, as is applicable to the personnel of defence services.

 

(f) In spite of the fact that the service conditions of CAPF personnel are akin to the Defence Armed Force personnel, they are not compensated with any additional incentives or allowances, as in the case of army. An Army jawan, posted in Leh or Ladakh gets Military Service Pay, for reasons that he is a part of army, but a BSF jawan or a ITBP jawan, serving under same conditions and in the same location, surviving in sub-zero temperatures is deprived of the same , without any potent reasons. It is the harsh conditions of service, and their performance which should matter, and not the name of the wing of the Force, of which these personnel are part of. Denial of ‘One Rank One Pension’ to the Armed Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs is discriminatory, arbitrary, illegal and unjustified.

 

(g) The CAPFs are doubly discriminated. On the one hand, they are employed on duties akin to the army, without the incentives, applicable to Armed forces placed under Ministry of Defence, and on the other hand, by being dubbed as a Police Force, are equated with the Civil Service. Here also, they are deprived of certain privileges extended to civil servants and the Police, such as Non Functional Up gradation (NFU) etc, on the analogy that they are Armed Forces, governed by specific rules. On one hand, personnel of these Forces are pressurized to face the hazards of serving in most hostile and difficult areas, face the bullets of the enemy, insurgents etc, without any incentive, and on the other hand they are the losers on the financial front granted to certain category of civil employees and Police.

 

These are only a few instances of the discrimination against the CAPFs, which are agitating the minds of pre-2006 retired personnel of CAPFs, leading to frustration. It is high time that the govt pays attention to mitigate the discrimination of pre-2006 pensioners of CAPFs vis-a -vis defence services pensioners, and consider extending the grant of ‘ONE RANK ONE PENSION’ to the Armed Forces of Union of India under Ministry of Home Affairs at par with Armed Forces under Ministry of Defence.

 

Sd/-

(B S KANG) DIG(Retd) CRPF

Past Chairman,

1002 sector 39 B Chandigarh Ph: 0172-2691396

E mail:

Sd/-

(A.S.SIDHU)IG(Retd)CRPF Executive Director

85 Phase 2,

Mohali:92165-02212 ask1@rediffmail.com

Sd/-

(P S BEDI) DIG (Retd) BSF,

Chairman

2186 Sector 35 C Chandigarh 0172-2604002

psbedi03@yahoo.co,in

Sd/-

(HARBHAJAN SINGH) DIG(Retd)CRPF

General Secretary

A-302 Rishi apartments, Zirakpur

Ph: 98783-76511

E mail: hb_singh19472hotmail.com

Sd/-

(G S SANDHU) DIG(Retd)BSF

Executive Member

309 Shivalik City, Mohali

Ph: 94172-14868

E mail:guravtarsandhu18@gmail.com

 

Source:  www.pmfretiredofficers.com

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