VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR

VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR

The below information was submitted in Parliament as a written reply by the Minister of Home Affairs on 6th August, the table of CAPF personnel proceeded on Voluntary Retirement during each of the last three years and the current year. And the action taken by the Central Government as remedial measures to stop such cases and improve the service and working of CAPF.

Last three years and current year report is given below…

YEAR
OFFICERS/GOs#
JCOs/SOs#
ORs#
Total
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Total
2010 CRPF 16 1 230 8 2522 27 2804
BSF 18 # 171 # 5254 # 5443
ITBP 2 # 42 2 418 # 464
SSB 7 # 49 # 391 # 447
CISF 29 1 235 2 611 10 888
AR # # 18 # 715 3 736
2011 CRPF 26 # 280 25 2026 26 2383
BSF 26 # 202 # 5649 # 5877
ITBP 4 # 42 1 342 # 389
SSB 1 # 35 I I276 # 313
CISF 23 1 252 4 682 11 973
AR # # 20 2 774 4 800
2012 CRPF 20 1 321 20 4491 23 4876
BSF 19 # 225 # 3227 # 3471
ITBP 8 # 78 2 256 # 344
SSB 4 # 62 # 381 # 447
CISF 23 1 230 1 778 7 1040
AR # # 24 1 351 2 378
2013
(upto June,
2013)
CRPF 17 1 129 5 1177 14 1343
BSF 14 # 108 # 1117 # 1239
ITBP 3 34 1 98 # 136
SSB 1 # 18 94 1 114
CISF 1 1 61 1 256 4 324
AR # # 8 1 273 2 284
Total
262
7
2874
77
32159
134
35513

(GOs-Gazetted Officer, JCO/SOs-Junior Commanding Officer/Subordinate Officers, # ORs- Other Ranks)

From the above, it may be seen that the total number of personnel who have proceeded on voluntary retirement during last three years and the current year is only 35513, which is about 1.18% of the Forces posted strength per year. The personnel proceed on voluntary retirement from service mainly due to various personal and domestic reasons including children/family issues, health/illness of self or family, social/family obligations and commitments etc. The Government has taken following steps to improve the service and working conditions of the personnel:

(i) Implementing a transparent, rational and fair leave policy;

(ii) Grant of leave to the Force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;

(iii) Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;

(iv) Revamping of grievances redressaI machinery;

(v) Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;

(vi) Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities! facilities for troops and their families;

(vii) Motivating the forces through increased risk, hardship and other allowances;

(viii) Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch th their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;

(ix) Better medical facilities for troops and their families including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities;

(x) Organising talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;

(xi) Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;

(xii) Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;

(xiii) Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their wards, etc;

(xiv) Giving status of ex-CAPFs personnel to the retired personnel of CAPFs, which is expected to boost the morale of the existing CAPFs personnel and also expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPFs personnel.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/08/voluntary-retirement-scheme-vrs-in-crpf.html