The below information was submitted in Parliament as a written reply by the Minister of Home Affairs on 6th August, the table of CAPF personnel proceeded on Voluntary Retirement during each of the last three years and the current year. And the action taken by the Central Government as remedial measures to stop such cases and improve the service and working of CAPF.
Last three years and current year report is given below...
(GOs-Gazetted Officer, JCO/SOs-Junior Commanding Officer/Subordinate Officers, # ORs- Other Ranks)
From the above, it may be seen that the total number of personnel who have proceeded on voluntary retirement during last three years and the current year is only 35513, which is about 1.18% of the Forces posted strength per year. The personnel proceed on voluntary retirement from service mainly due to various personal and domestic reasons including children/family issues, health/illness of self or family, social/family obligations and commitments etc. The Government has taken following steps to improve the service and working conditions of the personnel:
(i) Implementing a transparent, rational and fair leave policy;
(ii) Grant of leave to the Force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;
(iii) Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;
(iv) Revamping of grievances redressaI machinery;
(v) Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;
(vi) Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities! facilities for troops and their families;
(vii) Motivating the forces through increased risk, hardship and other allowances;
(viii) Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch th their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;
(ix) Better medical facilities for troops and their families including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities;
(x) Organising talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;
(xi) Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;
(xii) Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;
(xiii) Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their wards, etc;
(xiv) Giving status of ex-CAPFs personnel to the retired personnel of CAPFs, which is expected to boost the morale of the existing CAPFs personnel and also expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPFs personnel.
Source: Central Government News