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MHA, 84000 CAPF Vacancies to Be Filled by Dec 2023

MHA: 84k CAPF Vacancies to be Filled by Dec 2023

On 27 July, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai mentioned in Rajya Sabha that a total of 84,405 posts are vacant in six Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) which includes Assam RifleBSF (Border Security Force), CISF (Central Industry Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), ITBP (Indo Tibetan Police Force) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and will likely be filled by December 2023.

Adding to that he said the sanctioned strength of each Central Armed Police Force is 10,05,779 wherein 84405 posts are vacant. Out of total 84,405 vacancies, the maximum are available in CRPF, that is 29,985 posts.

The Union Minister Rai said in a written response to a question asked by YSRCP MP Prabhakar Reddy about the number of sanctioned vacancies, vacant posts and steps to be taken to fill these vacancies.

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Below is the detailed list of all the CRPF vacant posts, Check it out –

Police Force  Sanctioned Posts Vacant Posts
Assam Rifle 65520 9659
BSF 265277 19254
CISF 164124 10918
CRPF 324654 29985
ITBP 88430 3187
SSB 97774 11402

Conducting various methods of recruitment, promotion, deputation, etc, as per provisions of the respective Recruitment Rules, Vacancies in CAPFs and Assam Rifles are filled. Recruitment Agencies includes Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) which are responsible for holding recruitment rallies and conducting various departmental examinations.

Mentioning about the steps taken by the government to fill these posts he further added that the government has given the responsibility of conducting annual GD Constable Recruitment to Staff Selection Commission (SSC). It conducts the proper examination and other selection process. Also, all the Armed Forces and Assam Rifles have been instructed to recruit Non-General Duty Staff in a time-bound manner as soon as possible.

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Telling about the reserved posts he informed the house, “In January 2016, it was decided to reserve 33% posts at constable level for being filled by women in CRPF and CISF to begin with and 14-15% posts at constable level in border guarding forces i.e., BSF, SSB and ITBP,”.

The examination for filling up 25,271 posts of constable (general duty) has already been conducted, he added.

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