New Delhi, Dec 2: State Minister for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Sunday said the government is doing everything to allow jawans of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to spend 100 days in a year with their family.
Speaking at the 55th Raising Day function of Border Security Force (BSF) here, Mr Rai said 'There have been multiple efforts from the Govt to give all possible facilities to jawans of Central Armed Police Forces,' adding that the government has decided to increase the retirement age of jawans to 60 years.
Talking about the modernisation of the force, he said the BSF will get all modern weapons.
As a Chief Guest, the Minister inspected the parade and took salute of the marching contingent of the BSF sentinels. Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah had directed the Director Generals of all CAPF, including the CRPF, BSF and others to undertake a mega manpower planning and ensure that around seven lakh jawans get to spend 100 days with their families in a year.
BSF, which is mandated to guard the India-Bangladesh border and India-Pakistan border, came into existence on December 1, 1965. It is a Central Armed Police Force charged with guarding India's land border during peace time and preventing transnational crime at the same, while it has various active roles to play, during the outbreak of a war. BSF currently stands as the world's largest border guarding force and has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories. (UNI)