HM directs CAPFs to launch spl recruitment drives for women


New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday called upon the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to launch Special Recruitment Drives for Women to achieve the goal of 33 per cent reservation for women. Addressing the 49th Raising Day Parade of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Ghaziabad, he also asked the Force to prepare and strengthen its Cyber Security Plan. Quoting CISF motto ‘Duty with smile’ the Home Minister said air travelers have heaped lavish praise on the CISF personnel for their politeness while ensuring foolproof security at airports. He, however, called upon the CISF personnel not to lower guard and always remain vigilant. “India’s economy will surpass the five trillion doller mark in a few years. We will need to boost critical infrastructure including airports, metro and high-speed railways and providing security to such vital, strategic installations including space research and nuclear power plants that lies in the hands of CISF”, Rajnath said. The Home Minister asked the CISF to roll out its Mission 2020 ahead of the “Amrut Mahotsav” (75th Anniversary) celebrations of India’s Independence in 2022. As the CISF enters its Golden Jubilee Year, he lauded the world’s largest industrial security force for its multi-dimensional roles including Internal Security in combating Left Wing Extremism. On the occasion, the Union Home Minister presented awards and medals to CISF personnel and took the salute of an impressive parade.