The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an OM to provide the status of “ex-central police personnel” to more than 15 lakh Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel on par with the “ex-servicemen” status of the armed forces. However, the ministry has put the onus on the respective state governments, leaving it to them to offer the post-retirement benefits to the CAPF personnel. The text of OM is reproduced here:-
Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs
No. 27011/100/2012-R&W dated 23-11-2012
Sub: Designating the retired Central Armed Police Force (CAPF i.e CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBF and SSB) personnel as "Ex-Central Armed Police Force personnel (Ex-CAPF personnel).
There has a demand from various fora that the retired Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel may be given the status of Ex-CAPF personnel. Accordingly a proposal was sent to the Government for their consideration. Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the proposal of this Ministry to declare retired Central Armed Police Force personnel from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as "Ex-Central Armed Police Force personnel" (Ex-CAPF) personnel.
2. Based on such designation, the State/UT Governments concerned may extend suitable benefits to them on the lines of the benefits extended by the State/UT Governments to the Ex-Servicemen of Defence Forces.
Source: http://bsf.nic.in/doc/misc/Ex-CAPF.pdf to download click here
Lok Sabha Q&A on "Ex-Servicemen Status to CAPF"
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
STARRED QUESTION NO 78
ANSWERED ON 27.11.2012
EX-SERVICEMEN STATUS TO CAPF
78 . Shri R. THAMARAISELVANS. R. JEYADURAL
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) are demanding `ex-servicemen` status after retirement from their service;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government is considering to grant ex-servicemen status to the retired personnel of CAPF;
(d) if so, the details thereof along with the benefits likely to accrue to them as a result thereof; and
(e) the time by which a final decision is likely to be taken by the Government?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)
(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 78 FOR 27.11.2012.
(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. There has been a demand that the retired Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel may be given the status of Ex-Servicemen to make them entitled for benefits entitled to the Ex-Servicemen of Defence Forces.
(c) to (e): The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved on 01.11.2012 the proposal of this Ministry to declare the retired CAPF personnel as Ex-Central Armed Police Force personnel (Ex-CAPF personnel). The above status is expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPF personnel. Based on such designation of Ex-CAPF personnel, the State Governments concerned may extend the other benefits to them on the lines of the benefits extended to the Ex-Servicemen of Defence Forces.
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