Extending BSF’s powers won’t resolve policing problems, security threats

Synopsis: Flaws in the security architecture and measures needed to fill the void. Introduction Union home ministry extended the jurisdiction of the Border Security Forces (BSF) from 15 to 50 kms, citing uniformity as the reason. The decision appears to have been taken without consulting the states whose police forces are directly affected by it,… Continue reading Extending BSF’s powers won’t resolve policing problems, security threats

Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

What is the News? The Centre has issued a notification declaring the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force(BSF). What does the notification say? The Union Home Ministry has increased the powers of the Border Security Force (BSF) to arrest, search and seize within 50 km from the international boundary in Assam, West… Continue reading Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians 

What is the news?  Recently, a CRPF report revealed there is a lack of leadership in the Chhattisgarh resulting to operational and intelligence failure.  The review also found a significant dip in the quality of operations in the Maoist-violence affected state over the last two years. What is the role played by CRPF?  The Central Reserve… Continue reading CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians 

Software to help paramilitary forces in transparent postings

What is the News? The Central paramilitary forces are all set to soon implement a software-based rotational transfer policy between the hard and soft posting of their personnel.  What is Software Based Rotational Transfer Policy? In 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs had asked the Central paramilitary forces to implement the software-based rotational transfer policy… Continue reading Software to help paramilitary forces in transparent postings

Needed: A tribunal for CAPF

Synopsis: CAPF needs a tribunal to provide faster resolution for numerous pending cases. Introduction There have been numerous cases of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers overstaying leave. To curb that, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently issued orders to “include the provisions of Security Force Court (SFC) as available in the Acts and… Continue reading Needed: A tribunal for CAPF

No need for dedicated force to protect judges, courts: Government

Source: TOI What is the News? The Government of India has told the Supreme Court that there is no need to create a dedicated security force to provide protection to judges. Instead, a special unit or branch should be formed within the state police for this purpose.  What is the issue? A petition was filed… Continue reading No need for dedicated force to protect judges, courts: Government

For top military posts, MoD weighs merit over seniority

Source: Times of India What is the news? The Defence ministry is “examining” a proposal that the commanders-in-chief (Cs-in-C) in the Army, Navy and IAF should primarily be selected on merit rather than seniority. A tri-service committee of the vice chiefs of the Army, Navy and IAF is likely to be formed to study the… Continue reading For top military posts, MoD weighs merit over seniority

ITBP inducts first women officers on combat service

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force which guards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the India-China border has commissioned its first two women officers in combat after they completed their training here. Women in ITBP: The ITBP started recruiting women combat officers in its cadre from 2016 through… Continue reading ITBP inducts first women officers on combat service