Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Defence and security

Context The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will deploy women commandos on house protection duty for Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra; Union Home Minister; and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

About The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 

  • It is one of the premier Central Armed Police Forces of India for internal security.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • It is one of the oldest Central paramilitary forces. 
  • After Independence, the force was renamed as Central Reserve Police Force by an Act of Parliament on December 28, 1949.
  • Mission: To enable the government to maintain Rule of Law, Public Order and Internal Security effectively and efficiently
  • The force played a significant role during the amalgamation of the princely States into the Indian Union.
  • Duties performed by the CRPF include:
    • Crowd/ Riot control
    • Counter Militancy/Insurgency operations
    • Dealing with Left Wing Extremism
    • Protection of VIPs and vital installations
    • Checking environmental degradation and protection of local Flora and Fauna
    • Fighting aggression during War time
    • Participating in UN Peacekeeping Mission
    • Rescue and Relief operations at the time of Natural Calamities

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