Amit Shah is expected to launch the Ayushman healthcare scheme for central paramilitary force personnel in Assam later this week.
MHA has directed these forces to depute a senior officer in the rank of an additional director general (in-charge of human resources) to submit a report in this context by the first week of January.
The second highest fatalities have been reported by the CISF which has lost 24 of its personnel to the coronavirus infection.
The aim is to increasingly procure ‘swadeshi’ or indigenously made products,” he said.
The families of brave hearts who lost their lives to COVID-19 while on duty are being taken care of, a home ministry official said.
The main charter of the force entails large public interaction by way of body frisking and pat-down search of an individual at its duty locations.
The personnel, now quarantine, had returned after availing leaves.
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) that guards the open Indian fronts with Nepal and Bhutan reported two fresh COVID-19 cases.
The head constable rank official was under treatment for the last few months with a serious head injury at a hospital here.
Prasad's COVID-19 test results came negative on June 6, but his condition deteriorated on June 8 and he breathed his last on Tuesday at the AIIMS ICU, he added.
This is followed by the Border Security Force (BSF), with a strength of about 2.5 lakh personnel, with a recovery rate of about 82.94 percent.
The official, who was also suffering from kidney-related ailments, died of COVID-19 on Thursday, they said.
The MHA has asked the Central Police Welfare Board to put on hold its list, issued earlier in the day, barring 1,026 items of over 70 companies from selling in CPCs.
In bid to give filip to domestic industries, over 1,000 non-swadeshi products junked from CAPF canteens
The order said all those items which are made from "purely imported products" are being de-listed from Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar or CAPF canteens from Monday.
The highest number of 12 fresh cases of the infection were reported in ITBP but the force also recorded an equal number of recoveries since Wednesday.