Friday, December 27, 2013

Granting of Risk / Hardship Allowance to CAPF and CRPF

A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament about the provision of Special Allowances to CRPF Personnel deployed in difficult areas and encaged in counter insurgency operations in the country and the concerned Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri R.P.N.Singh replied as under...

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.

The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation

(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below :
(in Rs. Per month)
RankCI(Ops) in MFAACI(Ops) in FAA

# Counter Insurgency (Operation) Modified Field Area Allowance,

# # Counter Insurgency (Operation) Field Area Allowance.

Further, personnel of CAPFs, including CRPF, deployed in the areas/coordinates defined by the Army, are granted Field Area Allowance or the Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Allowance as admissible to the Army.

Government has approved Five Year Perspective Modernization Plan-II (2012-2017) for CRPF with a financial outlay of Rs.2619.16 crore which has been allocated to CRPF vide MHA order dated 20.6.2013. The various items, inter-alia, include modern Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipments, Night Vision Devices, Surveillance Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles etc.

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