Defence

How CISF plans to absorb retired Army personnel into its ranks

By The Print

To help and rehabilitate retired Army personnel, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is all set to engage 2,000 of them in the ranks of sub-inspector and below, in various units across the country on contractual basis.

The force Tuesday invited applications from servicemen, who have retired from the Army and are below the age of 50 years, through an advertisement. These appointments, a senior CISF official told ThePrint, will be done for one year initially, which will be then reviewed on a yearly basis for two years and the renewal of the contract would depend on the performance of the candidate.

These personnel, the official said, will be posted along with CISF personnel in a ratio of 75:25 — 75 per cent will be serving CISF personnel and 25 per cent former Army men on contract — for different posts at selected units.

Along with the salary from CISF, the ex-servicemen will continue to receive their pension, the official added.

“This is a pilot project that started with the CISF. If it succeeds, then there will be another drive to recruit more people within the CISF and even to the other CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces). The aim is to rehabilitate Army personnel who retire early after 5, 10 or 20 years of service, and use their expertise,” said chief PRO, CISF, DIG Amil Pandey.

“These servicemen have the Army discipline and training. Also, they know how forces work and they are fit for security duties. It will be an added support for our personnel as well. We look forward to making these recruitments and having these personnel on board,” Pandey said.

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