New Delhi, Nov 16: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to carry out effective and decisive campaign against Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in next six months and also against the urban Naxals and their facilitators.
During his maiden visit to the CRPF headquarter here, he emphasized on the better road connectivity, medical infrastructure in LWE areas should be upgraded and the situation in the Maoist affected states and also discussed the measures being taken for improving the infrastructure of the camps and measures against improvised explosive devices. While reviewing the Force’s functioning, he was apprised of the organizational structure of the CRPF and its special forces. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir and CRPF’s requirements of infrastructure and equipment were discussed.
The Home Minister directed that effective action should be taken against the terrorists and Law and Order must be maintained. He also directed that the Civic Action Programmes be carried out, besides organizing sports and tours. “The CRPF should also reach out to the villagers and assist them in obtaining the benefits of many central schemes which are applicable to them”, the Home Minister instructed. Proper winter provisioning for the forces should be done and their welfare looked after in a better way, he said.
Mr Shah also directed that cutting edge technologies and the state-of-art equipments should be identified for a effective operational purposes. He also emphasized the make-in-India effort and also asked the forces to use Khadi and indigenously made products. While discussing about the health of the jawans and their families, he suggested for ‘Digital health-cards should be made and there should be periodical health checks also for their families.
The Home Minister directed that senior officers should visit the families of Martyrs and spend time with them understanding their requirements so that their problems are resolved. A data-base should also be made of the martyrs’ families and their basic issues and grievances should be systematically addressed. He expressed concern about the hard and long deployment of jawans in difficult theatres and discussed various measures for giving them relief and an opportunity to stay with their families.
During his two hours stay in the force's headquarters, he garlanded the holy urn carrying the sacred soil of Sardar Post in Gujarat - the historic place where mere two companies of CRPF had repulsed an attack by a full brigade of Pakistani army, way back in 1965. (UNI)