Over 27K personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years
New Delhi: Over 27,000 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have either resigned or taken voluntary retirement in the last three years owing to various reasons, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday.
The maximum of such instances have been reported in two of the largest paramilitary forces of the country -- the Border Security Force (11,198) and the Central Reserve Police Force (10,620) for a time period between 2015 upto January, 2018.
The Central Industrial Security Force saw 3,410 personnel leaving the force on various accounts in the same time period followed by 1,122 from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), 518 from the Indo-Tibetan
Border Police and 994 from the Assam Rifles.
The data, of a total of 27,862 personnel resigning or proceeding on voluntary retirement during the said time period was provided by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
He said the CAPFs have informed the government that the force personnel proceeded on voluntary retirement and resignation "mainly due to various personal and domestic reasons, including children/family issues, health/illness of self or family, social/family obligations and commitments among others."
"Some personnel also sought voluntary retirement to enjoy a static life as well as pensionary benefits after completing 20 years of service," the minister said.
Rijiju said taking a voluntary retirement or resignation from job is "essentially a personal choice" and the personnel who intend to do so are given personal hearing and counselling by their controlling officers.
He said improvement in the working condition of officers and jawans of these forces is a "continuous endeavour" of the government.