SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL
Government announces free air travel for paramilitary forces to Kashmir
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order saying it "has approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)".
Paramilitary forces will get sleeping bags to fight cold
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) last year gave its approval for procurement of th...
Budget 2019: MHA gets Rs 1.03 lakh crore; emphasis on border infrastructure, police modernisation
In this budget, Rs 5,117 crore has been all...
316 paramilitary personnel killed between 2014-18: Government
During the Question Hour, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said 61 paramilitary personnel were killed in 2018, 70 in 2017, 71 in 2016, 43 in 2015 and 71 in 2014.
SSB creates 72 new border posts to enhance security along Nepal, Bhutan borders
The paramilitary force, as part of the boosting of security infrastructure and enhancing manpower along the borders, has created 18 such posts in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
Nearly 400 paramilitary personnel killed in action in 2015-17: MHA
The highest number of personnel killed in action were from the Border Security Force (BSF). The force lost 167 personnel between 2015 and 2017, and a majority of them were killed while guarding the highly sensitive border.
Intelligence wing soon for Sashastra Seema Bal
Earlier, SSB had sent a proposal to MHA for installing an intelligence set-up to strengthen its operational mandate and for internal security in J&K and anti-Maoist duties.
Sashastra Seema Bal to get intelligence wing
The paramilitary force guards India's borders with Bhutan and Nepal, which are often used by criminals and Kashmiri militants returning from Pakistan.
Senior IPS officer S S Deswal appointed ITBP chief
Deswal, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, is at present the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He has been appointed in place of R K Pachnanda, who superannuated on Wednesday.
Over 55,000 vacant posts in paramilitary forces, Rajnath Singh orders immediate recruitment
Of the total vacancies, 21,000 posts are lying vacant in the country's largest paramilitary force CRPF while there are 16,000 vacant posts in the border guarding force BSF. Other forces where there are sizeable vacancies include the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the ITBP, CISF and the Assam Rifles.
Post Doklam, Sashastra Seema Bal strengthens presence on India-Bhutan border
According to the newly-appointed SSB chief, a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, several border outposts have been set up along the border.
Government orders transfer of 2,000 SSB personnel to IB to strengthen border snoop apparatus
The unique move was in the making for the last few years after National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had in June, 2016 written to the then Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi underlining the need to effectively utilise this manpower for "enhancing" border security gathering better intelligence.
MHA to take final call on transfer of 2,000 SSB staffers to IB this week
"A number of personnel of the civilian cadre are in favour of getting transferred to the IB and this has been conveyed to the new DG," a senior official privy to the development said.
BSF and SSB get new chiefs
The third frontier guarding force ITBP (guarding 3,488 km India-China border) will also have a new chief next month with the retirement of DG R K Pachnanda.
Rajni Kant Misra appointed BSF chief, S S Deswal to head SSB
He has been tasked to head the BSF for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2019 in place of K K Sharma.
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