Rajnath Singh orders fast-tracking recruitment process to fill 55,000 vacancies in paramilitary forces

The vacancies in the paramilitary forces are filled through various modes, including direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation as per the extant provisions of recruitment rules.

Press Trust of India October 31, 2018 17:30:54 IST
Rajnath Singh orders fast-tracking recruitment process to fill 55,000 vacancies in paramilitary forces

New Delhi: Taking note of the over 55,000 vacancies in the country's six paramilitary forces, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday ordered that the recruitment process to fill the posts be expedited, officials said.

Of the total vacancies, 21,000 posts are lying vacant in the country's largest paramilitary force Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) while there are 16,000 vacant posts in the Border Security Force (BSF).

"Taking stock of the vacancies and recruitment procedure for the paramilitary forces and the Delhi Police during a high-level meeting, the home minister directed initiation of special mechanisms for reducing the delays and fast-tracking the recruitment activities in a time-bound manner," a ministry official said.

Rajnath Singh orders fasttracking recruitment process to fill 55000 vacancies in paramilitary forces

Security personnel in Kashmir. File image. Sameer Yasir/Firstpost

Nearly 1.35 lakh youths have been recruited in the paramilitary forces in the last two years.

Among the vacancies, 233 posts are of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and 140 of commandants and Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).

"The vacancies in the paramilitary forces arise due to retirement, resignation, death, creation of new posts or raising of new battalions," another official said.

The vacancies are filled through various modes, including direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation as per the extant provisions of recruitment rules.

Other forces where there are sizeable vacancies include the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Assam Rifles.

The CRPF is primarily deployed for the assistance of state police forces in internal security, fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, in the northeast, and in anti-Naxal operations in Maoist-hit areas.

The BSF guards the Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders, while the SSB protects the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders, and the ITBP is deployed along the Sino-Indian border.

The CISF guards the airports, nuclear and industrial installations, sensitive government buildings, Delhi Metro besides others.

The Assam Rifles is deployed for guarding the Indo-Myanmar border and fighting insurgency in the northeast.

The combined strength of the paramilitary forces is around 10 lakh.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, director generals of the paramilitary forces and commissioner of the Delhi Police were also present in the meeting.

Updated Date:

also read

Rahul Bhat's family sought his transfer but administration took no action, claim colleagues
India

Rahul Bhat's family sought his transfer but administration took no action, claim colleagues

When Deepak Chand, another Kashmiri pandit, was killed in October last year, there was a threat perception and Bhat thought that something may happen to him as well, said a Kashmiri Pandit employee

'Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab by evening,' says Bhagwant Mann
India

'Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab by evening,' says Bhagwant Mann

The Punjab chief minister said he also discussed issues related to border security and appointment in the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in Chandigarh among others

CBI raids Karti Chidambaram for 'facilitating' illegal visas for 250 Chinese nationals in lieu of 'Rs 50 lakh bribe' from Punjab power company
India

CBI raids Karti Chidambaram for 'facilitating' illegal visas for 250 Chinese nationals in lieu of 'Rs 50 lakh bribe' from Punjab power company

Sources said in 2011 Karti Chidambaram allegedly got these illegal visas from Home Ministry against rules when father P Chidambaram was minister