CAPF Punarvaas: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently launched the ‘CAPF Punarvaas’ through the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB).
- CAPF Punarvaa has been launched to facilitate retired Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Assam Rifle personnel to secure employment with private security agencies.
- The portal will help retired personnel seeking re-employment to find an appropriate match by uploading their personal details on the WARB website along with their area of expertise and preferred employment location.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs also runs a portal under Private Security Agencies Regulation Act (PSARA) for the registration of Private Security Agencies (PSAs).
- Both websites have now been interlinked whereby the database of retired CAPFs personnel who have applied on ‘CAPF Punarvaas’ can be accessed by PSAs through the PSARA website resulting in a single platform for both job seekers and job providers.
- This new initiative of MHA provides access to the database under ‘CAPFs Punarvaas’ to PSAs digitally.
- CAPF is an acronym for the Central Armed Police Forces.
- CAPF refers to the uniform nomenclature of security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- However, its operational control rests with the Ministry of Defence.
- Their role is to defend the national interest mainly against internal threats.
They are the -
- Border Security Force (BSF),
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- National Security Guard (NSG) and
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Of the CAPFs, the AR, BSF, ITBP and SSB are Border Guarding Forces.
The NSG is a commando-trained force Organisation in India and is used for special operations.
- The CAPF forces battle terrorists, insurgents and Naxalites and even play a role in the smooth conduct of elections.
- CAPF which are tasked with doing the job of both the army and the police in guarding the borders as well as battling terrorists and insurgents are 365 days swinging Machine.
These personnel also serve in various important organizations such as
- Research and Analysis Wing (RAW),
- Special Protection Group (SPG),
- National Investigation Agency (NIA),
- Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),
- National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),
- Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
- State Armed Police Force (Jharkhand Jaguars, Bihar Military Police, etc.) on deputation.
They have attachment/training in various levels/formations/courses along with the Indian Army.
- The CAPFs are headed by DGP rank officers.