Modernization Plan-IV for CAPFs

In continuation of the scheme Modernisation Plan-III for CAPFs, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the Modernisation Plan-IV for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) scheme.

Overview:

  • The scheme will run from 1 February 2022 to 31 March 2026 with a total financial outlay of Rs1,523 crore and it will be implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • Under this project the CAPFs will be equipped with modern state-of-the-art equipment and weapons as per the operational requirements while keeping in view their deployment pattern in various theatres.
  • CAPFs will also be provided with improved IT solutions.

Significance of this scheme

This scheme’s implementation will help in equipping the CAPFs to improve the overall operational preparedness and efficiency. Doing so will impact the country’s internal security scenario in a positive way. This scheme will also strengthen the government’s ability to address difficulties on the international border, LoC, and LAC, as well as in various theatres such as areas afflicted by Left Wing Extremism, the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, and insurgency-hit North Eastern States.

About CAPF

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) refers to the uniform nomenclature of seven central armed police organizations in India that are overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Their mission is primarily to defend the national interest against internal threats.

The seven organizations under the CAPF are the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), and Special Protection Group (SPG).

Central Armed Police Forces are organized with the primary function of border guarding for ITBP, BSF, SSB; CISF provides security of sensitive establishments; CRPF, NSG assists police to tackle law and order, counter-naxal operations for and counter-terrorism operations.

Aside from their primary role, all CAPFs support the police in law and order situations, as well as the army in counter-terrorism operations. In the past, the army has been aided by BSF and CRPF during external aggression. CAPFs collaborate with both the Police and the Army to assist them in various tasks.

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