Title : CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE
Date : Nov 25, 2021
Topic à Internal Security and Security Agencies
- One of India's key internal security Central Armed Police Forces is the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) (under the Ministry of Home Affairs).
- It was created in 1939 as the Crown Representative Police and is one of the earliest Central paramilitary units. When the country obtained independence on December 28, 1949, an Act of Parliament renamed the force the Central Reserve Police Force.
- Mission: To enable the government to effectively and efficiently maintain the Rule of Law, Public Order, and Internal Security, as well as to safeguard national integrity and promote social peace and development, by upholding the supremacy of the Constitution.
- The force played a significant role in the amalgamation of the princely states into the Indian Union. It supported the Union Government in punishing the princely realms of Junagarh and Kathiawar in Gujarat, both of which had refused to join the Indian Union.
- Among the CRPF's responsibilities are:
- Crowd control and riot control
- Operations against insurgency and militancy
- Dealing with Left-Wing Extremism
- Protection of VIPs and key infrastructure
- Environmental degradation must be monitored, and local species and flora must be protected.
- Defending against assault in times of conflict
- Participation in UN Peacekeeping Mission Rescue and Relief Operations in the Event of Natural Disasters.
- Source à The Hindu à 25/11/21 à Page Number 1
Tags : Internal Security, CRPF