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Total strength of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), force, rank and gender-wise

The total strength, rank and gender-wise of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & Assam Rifles (AR) and National Security Guard (NSG) is as follows:-
Force Gender
Officers/GOs
JCOs/SOs
ORs
Auth Posted Vac. Auth. Posted Vac. Auth. Posted Vac.
AR Male 1269 975 272 4603 3661 788 60540 60709 +470
Female 22 154 301
BSF Male 4925 4255 580 32782 29948 2387 209256 201302 5855
Female 90 447 2099
CISF Male 1451 1171 240 23238 17711 4476 110398 98703 6890
Female 40 1051 4805
CRPF Male 4876 4069 531 38438 35478 1943 255283 241310 9340
Female 276 1017 4633
ITBP Male 2006 1270 665 12365 10032 2062 69152 62636 6204
Female 71 271 480 792
NSG Male 487 389 92 1582 1291 267 7439 7397 20
Female 6 24 22
SSB Male 1599 1103 458 11237 4615 6566 72919 67190 4649
Female 38 56 1080
Total 16613 13775 2838 124245 105756 18489 785467 752979 32488

There is no separate Authorization for female posts, where not indicated above.

Against the above vacancies, some of the candidates have already been selected and are undergoing training in the respective training institutes of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR). The arising of vacancies in CAPFs & AR on account of new raisings, voluntary retirements, resignations etc and filling up of the same is a continuous process. Recruitment process are undertaken in the CAPFs & AR on regular basis through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Medical Officer Selection Board (MOSB), other Recruitment Boards and Departmental Selection Committees (DSCs) of the Forces. Special Recruitment rallies are also conducted, to fill the vacant posts from time to time as per the requirement.
Above information was submitted by MHA in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3279

ANSWERED ON 11.02.2014
STRENGTH OF CAPF
3279 . Shri RANJAN PRASAD YADAV

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) the total strength of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), force, rank and gender-wise;
(b) whether there is a shortage of such personnel in CAPF;
(c) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor, force-wise; and
(d) the steps taken by the Government for filling up of all the vacant posts?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)
(a) to (d)  ** as above **

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