Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh reviews working of Police Division

CRPF raising Bastariya Battalion by recruiting from south Bastar region


The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today reviewed the working of Police Division. The Home Minister was informed by the Senior Officers that the CRPF, for the first time, is raising an exclusive composite tribal Battalion by recruiting male and female tribal youth from south Bastar region. The recruitment process is going on and is likely to be completed by mid of January, 2017. The recruits will be joining during April, 2017 for their basic training. This is also a first recruitment process, where CRPF have implemented 33% reservation at the Constable level recruitment for females.

The Union Home Minister was also informed about the steps to promote the digitization campaign on cashless transactions launched by Government of India and to make the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel i.e CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles aware about the benefits of usage of latest technology in cashless transaction.

On the directions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, CAPF personnel also attended Digi-Dhan Mela organized by NITI Aayog on 25th December, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. NDRF also organized a workshop on 21st December, 2016 with an aim to train the personnel in process of mobile banking and conducting daily transactions through various mobile application such as UPI, e-wallets and internet banking.

Shri Rajnath Singh here today advised the Heads of CAPFs to organize workshops upto the Battalion level in their forces so as to apprise all the force personnel and their families about benefits and different models of cashless transaction. Necessary instructions have been passed by the MHA to all CAPFs.