Over 1 lakh vacancies in CAPFs: Government

New Delhi, September 21

Over one lakh posts are mendacity vacant in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such because the BSF and the CRPF, and the vacancies have occurred principally on account of retirement, resignation and deaths, the Rajya Sabha was knowledgeable on Monday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai mentioned the BSF had the best variety of vacancies (28,926), adopted by the CRPF (26,506), the CISF (23906), the SSB (18,643), the ITBP (5,784) and the Assam Rifles (7,328).

“Vacancies in the CAPFs and the Assam Rifles arise due to retirement, resignation, death, new raising, creation of new posts, cadre reviews, etc. Majority of these vacancies are in the grade of constable,” he mentioned replying to a written query.

Rai mentioned there existed a well-established process to replenish these vacancies akin to by direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation, as per the extant provisions of Recruitment Rules.

The minister mentioned the federal government had taken expeditious steps to replenish the vacancies in CAPFs, which was an ongoing steady course of.

At current, the method of recruitment for 60,210 posts of constables, 2,534 posts of sub-inspectors by the Staff Selection Commission and 330 posts of assistant commandants by the Union Public Service Commission is underway, he mentioned. PTI

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