Govt roping in ex-army men to tackle Maoists
Govt is roping in all kinds of expertise, including that from the Army, to train and enhance the capabilities of paramilitary forces.
New Delhi: Government is roping in all
kinds of expertise, including that from the Army, to train and
enhance the capabilities of paramilitary forces like CRPF and
BSF, a top officer said on Tuesday.
Secretary (Internal Security) in Home Ministry UK Bansal
said the "government is actively promoting all kinds of
expertise" which are required by central police and
Bansal was replying to a question on why the knowledge
and experience of Army personnel and officers is not being
utilised in the central security forces.
CRPF chief K Vijay Kumar, who was also present along with
Bansal at a conference here, said CRPF is recruiting ex-army
men in the force and is creating an IED school to counter
improvised explosive devices in collaboration with the Army.
Bansal said eligible army personnel can also apply for
fresh recruitment even as Home Ministry is planning new
rules for induction of additional officers in Indian Police
CRPF is inducting more than 2,000 former army personnel
in one go to bolster its anti-naxal operations, offering them
a salary of upto Rs 55,000 per month.
A total of 2,012 retired Junior Commissioned Officers
(JCOs), Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and others are being
hired by the paramilitary force to enhance its capabilities to
undertake counter-IED operations in naxal-affected areas where
the force has deployed more than 75,000 troops.