CAPFs ask for new system to ‘weed out’ unfit


The central paramilitary forces have asked the government to bring a new assessment system that would annually “weed out” unfit personnel as over 55,000 troops in their combat ranks are in the “low medical category”.

The recommendation was made after the Union Home Ministry, under which these internal security forces function, recently held a meeting with all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) at the North Block here. The six CAPFs are the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Assam Rifles.

The meeting was called in the wake of a recent Delhi High Court directive to increase the retirement age of jawans and officers, up to the rank of commandant, in these forces from 57 to 60 years, like that in the CISF and Assam Rifles. Read More

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