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Mobile app ‘Prahari

  • IASbaba
  • January 2, 2023
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Governance
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Context: Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah launched the Border Security Force (BSF) mobile app ‘Prahari’.

  • This BSF ‘Prahari’ app is a great example of Proactive Governance, now Jawans can get personal and service related information, housing, Ayushman-CAPF and leave related information on their mobile.
  • It will also give information related to:
    • Bio Data or grievance redressal on “Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System” (CP-GRAMS) or
    • Information on various welfare schemes
  • This app will also connect them with the portal of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

About BSF:

  • The Border Security Force is India’s border guarding organisation on its border with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India.
  • It was raised in the wake of the 1965 war in 1965.
  • It is the only CAPF to have a Water Wing, Air Wing and an Artillery Regiment.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It currently stands as the world’s largest border guarding force.
  • BSF has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian territories.
  • The BSF maintains a Tear Smoke Unit (TSU), which is unique in India.

About Border Area Development Programme (BADP):

  • The Government of India is implementing the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) through the State Governments/UT Administrations in habitations located within 0-10 km.
  • The annual action plans of the States/UTs consisting of works related to village infrastructure like roads and bridges, health, education, agriculture, sports, drinking water & sanitation etc. are considered and approved as per BADP guidelines.
  • It covers 460 border blocks of 117 border districts in 16 States and 2 UTs: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir (UT) and Ladakh (UT).

Source: PIB

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