MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Chairs Review Meeting of CAPFs
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MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Chairs Review Meeting of CAPFs
MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Chairs Review Meeting of CAPFs

The minister of state (MoS) for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju chaired the review meeting with the Directors General (DGs) of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on February 17.

During the meeting, various issues related to the functioning of CAPFs were discussed. The issues discussed included raising of additional battalions, setting up of regional centres and hubs, cadre review of the forces, housing issues related to CAPF personnel, representation of women in forces, review of BSF Air Wing, training centres, filling up of vacancies, construction of roads in difficult areas and issues related to procurement of land, among others. An action taken report on the previous meeting held on 19 April 2016 was also discussed.

Addressing the meeting, Rijiju said that the government appreciated the dedication of the forces. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh, the government is making all efforts to boost the morale of the forces and take care of them, he said. Rijiju also pointed out that senior officers of the forces should visit the BoPs and Operational Headquarters on regular basis which will have an effect on raising the morale of the personnel. Reviewing various issues of the CAPFs, he said that the ministry of home affairs will look into the matters raised by the forces and try to do the best possible in each case. He also emphasised on the due representation of women in the CAPFs. The forces should make efforts to meet the target of women reservation set by the government, he said.

The Directors General (DGs) of CAPFs (CRPF, CISF, BSF, NSG, ARs, SSB, ITBP) and senior officers of ministry of home affairs and CAPFs also attended the meeting.


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