The Central Reserve Police Force Wants The Government To Retain Its VIP Duties
The CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) has requested the Government of India to retain their VIP duties by reasoning that it is the “Only Soft Posing” for officers who are then posted to challenging areas like the Northeast, the left wing Kashmir the extremism affected zone.
The CRPF world’s largest revolutionary force has argued with the Ministry of Home Affairs in a letter that they have the richest experience in offering VIP security services across the nation while extended their specialties in two categorized forces like NSG (National Security Guard) and SPG (Special Protection Guard) with 30 percent of CRPF personals.
The CRPF currently serves as seventy-five VIPs of the nation that includes industrialist Mukesh Ambani, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Union Minister of India Nitin Gadkari, former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma and others. The force has dedicatedly assigned 4 major Battalions which has around 4,000 men to serve the VIP security purpose with a highly advanced infrastructure that includes a training centre, the sources mentioned that this all will be wasted if the VIP duties are removed.
The government decided to relieve Indo-Tibet Board Police and CRPF from the VIP security service prior to this month and assign the task to CISF (Central Industrial Security Force. Although CRPF requests to retain their VIP security service, Indo-Tibet Board Police (ITBP) who provides their services to Mehbooba Mufti, the Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister along with other 17 VIPs have no objection to passing their services onto CISF.
An officer from the CRPF mentions that in such paramilitary force, the CRPF officials only get soft posting in VIP security services otherwise the men in CRPF are deployed in severe zones with no electricity, connectivity while fighting in the dangerous areas like Jammu & Kashmir. He further explains that the officers or jawans are not posted to less risky areas and VIP security service thus provides them with an opportunity to stay close to their family while making their life little easy. The sources from the government mention that the CRPF’s argument has convinced the MHA and might soon withdraw their VIP security service decision.