CISF to observe 2020 as the Year of mobility

Highlights:

  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has announced that it is to observe 2020 as the Year of mobility. 
  • This year will have a special focus on the creation of more residential units and the implementation of various welfare measures for the troops.
  • The observation of the year was announced by the CISF Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan on the occasion of the new year. 
  • The observation will take all measures for the welfare of troops and their families. 
  • CISF in 2020 will focus to create infrastructure and logistics like housing, acquire new land and procuring modern equipment, train with a focus on physical fitness and sports and leverage modern gadgetry and technology on duty.
CISF: A fact file
  • CISF came into existence on 10 March 1969. 
  • It is a Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) in India. 
  • It has a strength of around 2,800 personnel. 
  • It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs. 
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. 
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah is the Minister in charge of the force. 
  • The Director-General of CISF is Rajesh Ranjan, IPS.
  • CISF is mandated as the primary civil airport guarding force of the country. 
  • It protects the country from some vital installations in the aerospace, nuclear, government and private sectors. 
  • It also plays a major role in Disaster Management.