New Delhi: The government on Tuesday hailed the
role of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in helping conduct
peaceful elections in disturbed areas and building confidence
among masses to pave the way for development works in
"The force has played a crucial role in conducting
peaceful polls, especially in disturbed areas. Through civic
action programmes, CRPF is building confidence among people in
Left Wing Extremist areas so that development projects can be
taken up there," Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra
Singh said after inaugurating the force`s 72nd Anniversary at
Kadarpur in Gurgaon.
Singh said no force can succeed and become elite without
He announced that canteen facilities to the Central
Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be provided at subsidised
rates. Besides, provisions will be made for additional medical
facilities for the personnel.
CRPF Director General K Vijay Kumar said the force was
giving more emphasis on training, and new specialised
training schools are coming up. He also sought more allowances
for the personnel serving in LWE areas.
An impressive parade was organised on the occasion which
was attended by senior CRPF officials among others.
Eight personnel each of the force were awarded
President`s Police Medal for Gallantry and President`s Police
Medal for Distinguished Service.
About three lakh CRPF jawans are entrusted with anti-
Naxal, counter-insurgency, anti-riots and other internal
security related duties across the country.
A trophy for "Innovation in Training" was presented to
CIAT (Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist ) School, Silchar,