Review of Working of Central Armed Police Forces
Minister of State for Home, Shri Jitendra Singh convened a meeting today with Directors General of Central Armed Police Forces on revamping the recruitment process for induction of Constables and other ranks. The present process has not been able to reach out to the remote areas of the country and vacancies reserved for border areas and Left-Wing Extremists affected areas have not been filled up.The meeting has chalked out a road map so that the CAPFs are able to remove these deficiencies in the next recruitment cycle starting in December, 2012. The increased representation of minorities and women in the forces was also discussed in the meeting.
Emphasis was also laid on the procurement process existing in CAPFs especially in the light of the second phase of Police Modernization during the 12th Five Year Plan. The plan presently envisages procurement of equipment worth about Rs.11,000 crores during the current Five Year Plan with yearly procurement being over Rs.2000.
Creating a nationwide public awareness regarding the CAPFs amongst the youth of the country and also to showcase their achievements in the most difficult areas of deployment was also discussed. The meeting also provided a platform to each of the forces to show case their best practices in operational welfare and administration activities.
Earlier, in February 2012 Shri Jitendra Singh had first review meeting which had specifically focused on welfare activities amongst the CAPFs with special emphasis on their growing areas of concerns. These meetings also provide a platform for better inter-force coordination amongst the CAPFs such as Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, National Security Guard and Assam Rifles.