NEW DELHI: Taking note of the over 55,000 vacancies in the paramilitary forces, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday ordered the recruitment process to fill vacancies to be expedited. The country’s largest paramilitary force, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), has the highest shortage of personnel with 21,000 posts lying vacant. There are 16,000 vacant posts in the BSF.
Singh took stock of the vacancies and recruitment procedure for the paramilitary forces and directed initiation of special mechanisms for reducing the delays and fast-tracking the recruitment activities in a time-bound manner, a ministry official said.
Nearly 1.35 lakh youths have been recruited in the paramilitary forces in the last two years. Among the vacancies, 233 posts are of DSPs and 140 of commandants and DIGs. Other forces where there are sizeable vacancies include the SSB, the ITBP, the CISF and the Assam Rifles.