A Study on ‘Occupational Stress in Paramilitary Forces (BSF and CRPF)’ has been got conducted from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) in the year, 2012. The study has been conducted by a team of IIMA personnel by visiting various establishments/field formations of both BSF and CRPF and interaction with troops of both thee Forces with the following objective :-
i) To find out the antecedents and consequences of the stress.
ii) To understand the role of intervening variables like emotional intelligence and resilience on the outcome of the stress.
iii) To find out the remedies to overcome level of stress in the personnel and suggest suitable recommendations to mitigate the level of stress.
i) Implementing a transparent, rational and fair leave policy;
ii) Grant of leave to the Force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;
iii) Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;
iv) Revamping of grievances redressal machinery;
v) Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;
vi) Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities/facilities for troops and their families;
vii) Motivating the Forces through increased risk, hardship and other allowances;
viii) Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch with their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;
ix) Better medical facilities for troops and their families including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities;
x) Organizing talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;
xi) Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;
xii) Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;
xiii) Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their wards, etc;
xiv) Giving status of ex-CAPF personnel to the retired personnel of CAPF, which is expected to boost the morale of the existing CAPFs personnel and also expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPF personnel.
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3528
STUDY ON CAPF
3528 . Shri VISHWA MOHAN KUMAR
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has sponsored any study by IIM-Ahmedabad recently on the service and living conditions of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF);
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has received the report of the said study from IIM-Ahmedabad;
(d) if so, the details and the salient features of the said report; and
(e) the reaction of the Government on the observations made in the said report along with the remedial measures taken to tackle the various issues related to service and living conditions of the CAPF raised in the study report?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)
(a)&(b): Yes Madam,
(c) & (d) : see all above
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