Amit Shah asks CAPFs to furnish leave data of jawans

By: PTI | New Delhi |

December 10, 2020 6:12:34 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File Photo)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed all central armed police forces to compile three-year data and inform his ministry if their jawans and officers are utilising their stipulated leaves as part of his ambitious proposal that aims at allowing troops spend at least 100 days with their families in a year, officials said on Thursday.

The home ministry has directed these forces to depute a senior officer in the rank of an additional director general (in-charge of human resources) to submit a report in this context by the first week of next month.

The Central Armed Police Forces or paramilitary forces include the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and the SSB. The directive is also valid for the Assam Rifles that functions under the administrative command of the home ministry.

As per officials and documents accessed by PTI, Shah gave the latest direction after he recently reviewed the progress of the subject he had mooted last year, of ensuring that each jawan and officer of these forces gets to spend at least 100 days in a year with their families.

The move was aimed to reduce stress and enhance the happiness quotient of these personnel who work in harsh climatic conditions and long schedule, even as these forces battle…

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