Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah presided over a Chintan Shivir of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers posted in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and National Security Guard (NSG), in New Delhi today. Union Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra and Shri Nishith Pramanik, Union Home Secretary, Director, Intelligence Bureau and senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs also participated in Chintan Shivir.
In Chintan Shivir, various topics related to the forces, such as border security, capacity building, guidance of junior officers, police-public relations, social media and law enforcement, central and state subjects, Mission Recruitment, monitoring of Ayushman CAPFs, training , CAPF e-Awas Portal, monitoring of infrastructure projects, welfare, experience sharing and best practices were discussed. Along with this, in the open session , suggestions were given to the Union Home Minister on various issues related to the Central Armed Police Forces.
In his address, Union Home Minister said that good law and order is very important for the progress of any nation, which can be ensured only through a strong police administration. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government of India has always made efforts to strengthen the police administration system and make it people-oriented so that it meets the expectations of the common people along with their safety.
Shri Amit Shah said that our Central Armed Police Forces are making valuable contribution by maintaining internal law and order, protecting borders, conducting fair general elections, doing relief and rescue operations in times of disaster, and protecting strategically important institutions and monuments throughout the country. He said that the common citizen of the country feels safe and sleeps peacefully due to CAPF personnel devotion towards their duty and alertness. Shri Shah said that on one hand, police administration and the armed police forces are expected to live up to the expectations of the common man, on the other hand, the government also ensures the welfare of the police and CAPF personnel and their families by providing adequate facilities so that they can perform their duties smoothly.
The Union Home Minister said that the welfare of CAPF personnel has always been the priority of the Modi government and under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the government has taken several steps for the welfare of the Jawans. Union Home Minister appreciated the role of Central Armed Police Forces in strengthening internal security. He also Stresses upon the need to have utmost vigilance at the border to ensure no infiltration and smuggling of drugs and arms .
Shri Shah said that all CAPFs may have different geographical area and role, but their problems and solutions are same which need to be worked upon with positive approach.
Shri Amit Shah said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Vibrant Village Program has been started to develop and create employment opportunities in the border areas. He said that contact and communication with every border village and its residents is very important for the security of the borders. Shri Shah said that all CAPFs should promote the purchase of local products, which would increase employment opportunities in the border areas and stop migration. He said that the responsibility of the unity, integrity and internal security of the country is imbibed in the oath of the IPS officers and the security of the borders can be ensured only through coordination with the law and order and local administration of the district.
The Union Home Minister stressed upon the need for the welfare of Jawans, promoting sports and sensitive approach towards the families of Jawans. He also asked all CAPFs to prepare national level sports teams. He said that Jawans should get at least one hour for sports every day, this would not only improve their physical and mental health but also increase their connection with motherland. Shri Shah said that IPS officers should have a cordial relationship with the Jawans and along with the Jawans, they should also take care of their families.
Shri Amit Shah said that Modi government’s Ayushman CAPF scheme is a scheme to provide every Jawan a long and healthy life and all CAPFs should take suggestions from Jawans to make this scheme flawless. Shri Shah asked to make arrangements to provide free treatment to general public in all CAPF hospitals.
He said that every Jawan adopt at least 5 trees into his family, this will not only keep the environment clean but will also increase the sensitivity of Jawans towards nature.
The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, directed that all the constructed houses of CAPFs should be allotted by November this year and asked to ensure allotment of all future houses through e-Awas portal in two months. Shri Shah asked to fill up all the Non-General duty posts in CAPFs and directed to remove any bottlenecks in the recruitment process within a month. Shri Shah stressed upon the need to include at least 30 percent of Shree Anna in the diet along with inculcating interest in millets among the Jawans.
Shri Amit Shah said that this Chintan Shivir is an important platform for Indian Police Service officers working in all forces to share their experiences and prepare future strategies by pondering over the solutions to challenges in front.