MHA has no information of paramilitary personnel strength, reveals RTI query

Lucknow:  In a surprise response to an RTI filed by a Lucknow activist, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has denied having any information about the manpower of various central paramilitary forces it controls.

Activist Nutan Thakur had sought information about the total sanctioned strength, current strength and vacancies of officers and men in the different paramilitary forces under the ministry.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

MHA Deputy Secretary (Personnel) RBS Negi, through a letter dated 18 July, replied that the ministry did not have the required information.

"I find this both surprising and shocking that the MHA does not even have this basic information about its paramilitary forces," Thakur told IANS.

Negi has transferred the RTI application to the six paramilitary forces, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, India-Tibetan Border Police and Assam Rifles, directing them to provide the information.

Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 17:52 PM

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