Special allowances to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel deployed in difficult areas
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 833
ANSWERED ON 10.12.2013
DEPLOYMENT OF CRPF
833 . Shri R. THAMARAISELVAN
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has provided special allowances to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel deployed in difficult areas and engaged in counter insurgency operations in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the Government has directed the CRPF to adopt modern warfare technology in its future operations; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)
(a) & (b): Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.
The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation
(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below :
|Rank||CI(Ops) in MFAA||CI(Ops) in FAA|
# Counter Insurgency (Operation) Modified Field Area Allowance,
# # Counter Insurgency (Operation) Field Area Allowance.
Further, personnel of CAPFs, including CRPF, deployed in the areas/coordinates defined by the Army, are granted Field Area Allowance or the Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Allowance as admissible to the Army.
(c) to (d): Government has approved Five Year Perspective Modernization Plan-II (2012-2017) for CRPF with afinancial outlay of Rs.2619.16 crore which has been allocated to CRPF vide MHA order dated 20.6.2013. The various items, inter-alia, include modern Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipments, Night Vision Devices,Surveillance Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles etc.