Over 2,000 paramilitary forces personnel died on duty in last 3 years

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Over 2,000 paramilitary personnel died on duty in the last 3 years.

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  • 2,042 security personnel of CAPFs died in the line of duty in the last 3 years
  • CRPF lost six officers and 303 other ranks in 2019, five officers and 283 other ranks in 2020
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police lost two officers and 103 other ranks in 2021

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a total of 2,042 security personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have died in the line of duty in the last three years. Giving information in response to a parliamentary question, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai had said that of these 47 gazetted officers are included while the remaining 1,195 are non-gazetted personnel of general duty cadre.

According to the data, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost six officers and 303 other ranks in 2019, five officers and 283 other ranks in 2020 and seven officers and 346 other ranks in 2021. The Border Security Force lost five officers and 190. Other ranks in 2019, seven officers and 266 other ranks in 2020, and eight officers and 252 other ranks in 2021.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police lost four officers and 92 other ranks in 2019, one officer and 100 other ranks in 2020, and two officers and 103 other ranks in 2021. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) saw 15 other ranks die in 2019, one officer and nine other ranks in 2020 and none in 2021, while the Assam Rifles saw two other ranks die in 2019, five in 2020 and one officer in 2021. and lost five other ranks.

Sashastra Seema Bal lost five officers in 2019, 14 in 2020 and five in 2021. Rai also informed that the Central Board of Welfare and Rehabilitation for Armed Police Forces provides assistance to the dependents of deceased personnel including counseling for their employment.

The benefits admissible to the kin of CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty include, inter alia, central ex-gratia, liberalized family pension ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 45 lakh. The Central Civil Services (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1939, all other general service benefits such as death-cum-retirement gratuity (DCRG), leave encashment, Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS), and General Provident Fund.

The next of kin also get ex-gratia and other kind of financial assistance as per norms of grant from the risk/welfare/philanthropic fund of the concerned force and public contribution up to Rs.15 lakh through ‘Bharat Ke Veer’. online portal. Parents of married deceased workers also receive an additional financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh from the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ fund, while an “Operational Casualty Certificate” is issued, which gives them air and rail travel fare concession and retail petroleum outlets. entitles him to certain benefits such as allocation of Rs.

There is compassionate appointment for eligible dependents as per government rules, while there is some quota for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, and the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme – at the rate of Rs 3,000 per month and Rs 2,500 per month for girls. Boys. Families of martyrs also get compensation/assistance from some states/UTs.

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