Over 1 lakh vacancies in armed police forces, Centre tells Parliament

Published: 21 September, 2020 13:40 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Vacancies in CAPFs and Assam Rifles arise due to retirement, resignation, death, new raising, creation of new posts, cadre reviews, etc

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai. Pic/Twitter Nityanand Rai
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai. Pic/Twitter Nityanand Rai

Over one lakh posts are lying vacant in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the vacancies have occurred mostly due to retirement, resignation and deaths, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the BSF has the highest number of vacancies -- 28,926 -- followed by the CRPF at 26,506, the Central Industrial Security Force at 23,906, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at 18,643, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at 5,784 and the Assam Rifles at 7,328.

"Vacancies in CAPFs and Assam Rifles arise due to retirement, resignation, death, new raising, creation of new posts, cadre reviews, etc. Majority of these vacancies are in the grade of constable," he said replying to a written question. Rai said there exists a well-established procedure to fill up these vacancies like through direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation, as per the extant provisions of Recruitment Rules.

The minister said the government has taken expeditious steps to fill up the vacancies in CAPFs, which is an ongoing continuous process.
At present, the process of recruitment for 60,210 posts of constables, 2,534 posts of sub-inspectors through the Staff Selection Commission and 330 posts of assistant commandants through the Union Public Service Commission is underway, he said.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK