The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju chaired the review meeting with the Directors General (DGs) of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) .
During the meeting, various issues related to the functioning of CAPFs were discussed. The issues discussed included raising of additional battalions, setting up of regional centers and hubs, cadre review of the forces, housing issues related to CAPF personnel, representation of women in forces, review of BSF Air Wing, training centers, filling up of vacancies, construction of roads in difficult areas and issues related to procurement of land, among others. An action taken report on the previous meeting held on April 19, 2016 was also discussed.
Addressing the meeting, Shri Kiren Rijiju said that the Government appreciates the dedication of the forces. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, the Government is making all efforts to boost the morale of the Forces and to take care of them, he said. Shri Rijiju also said that senior officers of the Forces should visit the BoPs and Operational Headquarters on regular basis which will have effect of raising the morale of the Personnel. Reviewing various issues of the CAPFs, he said that the Ministry of Home Affairs will look into the matters raised by the forces and try to do best possible in each case. He also emphasized on the due representation of women in the CAPFs. The Forces should make efforts to meet the target of women reservation set by the Government, he said.
The Directors General (DGs) of CAPFs (CRPF, CISF, BSF, NSG, ARs, SSB, ITBP) and senior officers of Ministry of Home Affairs and CAPFs also attended the meeting.