Retd Paramilitary staff gets ex-servicemen status

Government has given its approval for granting retired paramilitary personnel from forces like CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP and SSB the status of ex-servicemen which will enable them to avail welfare benefits.

What will be the benefits of this status?

With the new status, the retired personnel of paramilitary forces will be able to avail certain canteen and hospital facilities run by the government while they will be able to apply for jobs in the private sector which recognizes "ex-servicemen" as a trained and suitable talent for their organizations. Govt will also approach states to provide benefits to the wards of these retired personnel in educational institutes and jobs. Currently, India has more than 4 lakh retired paramilitary personnel. The total strength of these forces is about 8 lakh men and women.



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