Defence and Security Alert - DSAlert.Org

Thursday February 27, 2020

Current Issue: February 2020

Click here for all past issues

 

Save

Subscribe for Updates

Subscribe to receive news
and to hear latest updates!

Quick Contact

:
:
:
Type the characters below

captcha
English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Exclusive Interview with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s Director General Mr Pranay Sahay IPS

| | | Share |

The Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Mr Pranay Sahay IPS in an exclusive interview to Defence and Security Alert expounds his views and shares with our readers his vision for the premier Paramilitary Force.

 

DSA: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is considered the largest paramilitary force in the world. Since its inception in 1939, what transformations has CRPF gone through to reach this pre-eminent position?


DG, CRPF: 1st Bn CRPF then known as Crown Representative’s Police came into existence on 27th July 1939 with its Hqrs at Neemuch with a strength of 1,008 personnel. The Force kept on increasing following incessant demands for its service from all over the Country and the Force rose in numbers as per need.

The Force is commanded by Director General with its HQr at New Delhi. As on date, the Force has 4 Zones, 20 Adm Sectors, 2 Ops Sectors, 43 Adm Ranges, 7 Ops Ranges, 40 Group Centres, 194 Executive Bns, 3 Mahila Bns, 10 RAF Bns, 10 CoBRA Bns, 3 NDRF Bns, 5 Signal Bns, 1 Special Duty Group and 1 Parliamentary Duty Group.

In order to meet the medical, training and maintaining requirement the Force has Four 100 Bedded Composite Hospitals, Seventeen 50 Bedded Composite Hospitals, 4 Central Training Colleges, 5 Recruit Training Centres, 2 CIAT Schools, 1 Internal Security Academy, 1 CRPF Academy, 1 CTC (T&IT), 3 Central Weapon Stores, 7 Arms Workshops, 3 Static / Mobile Workshops and 1 Dog Training and Breeding School.

Further, as per approved raising plan, 22 Executive Bns, 1 Mahila Bn, 4 Group Centres, 4 Adm Range HQrs, 1 Adm Sector HQr have to be raised upto 2018-19 in phased manner.

It is All India in character, both in deployment and in its composition. Due to its unique capability to quickly adapt to various situational requirements and also, to work in perfect harmony with the State Police, CRPF has, over the years, acquired the distinction of being perhaps the most acceptable Force, by the people and the state administrations. The Force is capable of dealing with all types of Internal Security problems.

To meet the demands of emerging complex situations, the Force had grown in numbers and in terms of modernisation of weaponry, equipment and transport. All this has made the requirement for continuous expansion of the Force with professional attitude to keep this Force in pre-eminent position in the world. Presently the Force is having an overall strength of 2,96,804 posts of various ranks.

CRPF has always lived up to its motto of “Service and Loyalty” and has served the nation as a catalyst for peace.  I firmly believe that in future, the Force will not only keep the flame burning, but also outdo its own performance and assist the government to dissipate and quell violence and establish lasting peace in the country

DSA: There were recent reports that troops of the CRPF, deployed extensively for anti-Naxal and counter-insurgency operations, are suffering from a “lot of stress” because of long periods of deployment. What measures are you planning to take to counter this problem?


DG, CRPF:
Measures to counter stress because of long periods of deployment in LWE areas:

  • Liberal leave policy and planning of leave in such a way that after every 3-4 months Force personnel are able to visit their families.
  • Rotation of troops deployed in LWE area with softer slots after regular intervals.
  • Extensive recreational / sports facilities.
  • Regular briefing and interaction with Jawans by officers and visits by the senior officers.
  • Prompt remedial measures to the grievances of troops.

 

DSA: The latest thinking around the world is that training regimen for police and security forces must now include psychological stress management modules in addition to the mandatory physical, professional and combat trainings. What are your views on this?


DG, CRPF: It is a fact that considering continuous deployment of CRPF personnel in the sensitive areas and long separation from their families, causes severe stress in the personnel. To overcome this problem, training curriculum of the personnel has been revised and various subjects like yoga, Tai-Chi and stress management etc have been incorporated. Besides, personnel have been put through the various training programmes like ‘stress management’ and ‘art of living’ etc.

It is a fact that considering continuous deployment of CRPF personnel in the sensitive areas and long separation from their families, causes severe stress in the personnel.  To overcome this problem, training curriculum of the personnel has been revised and various subjects like yoga, Tai-Chi and stress management etc have been incorporated.  Besides, personnel have been put through the various training programmes like ‘stress management’ and  ‘art of living’ etc.

To read full Interview, please readmore.


blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You are here: Home February 2013 Exclusive Interview with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s Director General Mr Pranay Sahay IPS