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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

The Central Reserve Police Force alias CRPF is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced Armed Police Forces of the country. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India. The Central Reserve Police Force came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police on 27th July 1939. It became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949, after Independence. The primary responsibility of the Force is to help states in management of internal security and riot control. Rapid Action Force (RAP) is a specialised wing of CRPF, which was especially raised for countering terrorism and insurgency in 1992. The force has the distinction of having two exclusive 'Mahila' i.e. women battalions. The demand for this Force from States and Union Territories has substantially increased and this Force has been called upon to help the States in almost every situation. The role of the Force and services rendered by it has extended beyond the nation's borders as well. Over the years CRPF has also produced number of outstanding sportsmen and athletes who have brought honour and appreciation both within and outside the country. Service and Loyalty is the motto of Central Reserve Police Force. Considered as the largest of India's Central Armed Police Forces, Central Reserve Police Force consists of the following organisational units : 1. 119 Executive Battalions: These Battalions form the bulk of the Central Reserve Police Force. Its basic role is that of a striking reserve force to be placed at the disposal of States and Union Territories for operations of short duration and return to the barracks once the task is accomplished 2. Two Mahila Battalions: It's one of its kind in the Indian Paramilitary as they consist solely of women. Their role is similar to that of the executive battalions with special emphasis on law and order problems in which women may be involved in large numbers. 3. Seven Rapid Action Force Battalions: This elite branch of the Central Reserve Police Force deals with riots and related unrest. They are usually placed in communally sensitive areas and have been very successful in dealing with rioters as well as gaining confidence of the minorities. 4. Five Signals Battalions: They are in charge of maintaining the lines of communications between various battalions. 5. Special Duty Group: This newly created branch specialises in countering terrorism and insurgency. 6. Green Force - a specialised outfit of the Central Reserve Police Force. This force is responsible for stopping environmental degradation and sustaining the regeneration of local flora and fauna. The Head quarters of the Central Reserve Police Force is located at Block No. 1, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. It is headed by Director General, who is assisted by 3 Addl. Directors General , 5 Inspectors General of Police, a Financial Adviser and Director (Medical). Various branches in the force head quarters are as under:- 1) Administration The Administration Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (Adm). He is assisted by DIG (Adm), DIG (Welfare), DIG (Works), Asstt. Director (Adm/Accts) and Asstt. Director (Legal) and PRO. 2) Personnel The Personnel Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (Pers). He is assisted by DIG (Pers), DIG (CR & Vig), DIG (Org), DIG (Estt) and DIG (Rectt). 3) Training The Training Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (Training). He is assisted by DIG (Training-I) and DIG (Training-II). 4) Operations The Operations Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (OPS). He is assisted by DIG (OPS-I) and DIG (OPS-II). 5) Provisioning The Provisioning Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (Prov & Commn). He is assisted by DIG (Prov) and DIG (MT/Ord) and Asstt. Director (Prov). 6) Communication The Communication Directorate is functioning under the overall supervision of IG (Prov & Commn). He is assisted by DIG (Comn), DIG (Eqpt ), DIG (Tech) and DIG (IT) . 7) Finance & Accounts The Finance Branch and Pay & Accounts Office is functioning under the Direct Supervision of FA. He is assisted by Dy.FA & DD(Accounts). 8) Medical The Medical Branch is functioning under the overall supervision of IG/ Director (Medical). He is assisted by 2 CMO level officers. Eligibility How to Join in CRPF The CRPF gives opportunity to those who have passed VIII standard up to graduates. Women can also get entries in some categories of CRPF. The selection board of Central Police Organizations (CPO) selected the officers of CRPF through competitive examination, physical test, medical test and interview. One can join the CRPF at these levels: • Assistant Commandant (Group A Gazetted Officer) - 50% posts are meant for local promotion and 50% through direct recruitment by conducting competitive examination through SSB (CPOs) in rotation by para military forces. • Sub- Inspector - 25% of the vacancies occurring in a year are being filled by direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission. • Constable Constable (GD) - 100% vacancies are filled by direct recruitment from open market. Constable (Tech/Trade) - Recruitment of Tradesmen and Technical Staff is decentralised and the vacancies of these categories are filled by Unit Commandant under the directions of Sectors IsGP after observing all due formalities • Followers (Cook/ Water Carrier/ Barber/ Washerman/ Safai Karamchari are the members of the CRPF that comes under followers category) - By respective Unit Commandant under the directions of Sectors IsGP after observing due formalities. • Head Constable • Assistant Sub- Inspector (ASI) Category Gender Educational Qualification Age Height Weight Chest Assistant Commandant Men Graduation 19-25 165cms According to height but not less 50 kg 81-86 cms Assistant Commandant Women Graduation 19-25 157cms According to height but not less 46 kg Sub Inspector Men Graduation Possession of an NCC (National Cadet Corps) 'B' or 'C' certificate or an outstanding sports certificate is considered desirable qualification. 20-25 170cms Corresponding to height 81-86 cms Sub Inspector Women Graduation Possession of an NCC (National Cadet Corps) 'B' or 'C' certificate or an outstanding sports certificate is considered desirable qualification. 20-25 157cms 43 kg for minimum height of 157 cms Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Men +2 type, Short hand 18-25 165cms 43 kg for minimum height of 157 cms 77-82 Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Women +2 type, Short hand 18-25 165cms 43 kg for minimum height of 157 cms Constable Men SSLC/ Matriculation 18-23 170cms Proportionate to height and age 80-85 cms Constable Women SSLC/ Matriculation 18-23 157cms Proportionate to height and age Constables Band Troup SSLC and Proficiency in musical instrument 18-23 170cms Proportionate to height and age 8-85 Head Constable (HC) General Plus Two 18-25 167.5cms Proportionate to height and age 80-85 Head Constable (HC) Technical SSLC/ITI or +2 with Phy.,Chem., and maths. 18-25 165cms Proportionate to height and age 77-82 Head Constable (HC) Steno/ Typist Men/ Women +2, typing speed in English 40 words, Hindi 30 words Per minute. Eng./Hindi short hand speed 80 words in per minute. 18-25 165cms Proportionate to height and age 77-82 Head Constable (HC) Ministrial +2, 25 word typing speed 18-25 165cms Proportionate to height and age 77-82 Followers Minimum 8th Class pass from recognised institution 18-25 167.5cms Proportionate weight 80-85 Physical Standards/ PET The candidate should be physically fit in all respects. The candidate should be able to complete 1 mile race in 10 minutes. Eye sight : Should not be less than 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other i.e. 6/6 for Rt. Eye inRt. handed individual and 6/6 for left eye in left handed individual without glasses. Should be free from colour blindness. ________________________________________

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