Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

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Recently Prime Minister praised plantation drive of Central Reserve Police Force jawans.

About Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF):

  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the premier central police force of the Union of India for internal security.
  • It functions under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.

History of CRPF

  • Originally constituted as the Crown Representative Police in 1939, it is one of the oldest Central para military forces (now termed as Central Armed Police Force).
  • CRPF was raised as a sequel to the political unrest and the agitations in the then princely States of India following the Madras Resolution of the All-India Congress Committee in 1936 and the ever-growing desire of the Crown Representative to help the vast majority of the native States to preserve law and order as a part of the imperial policy.
  • It became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949.

Duties performed by the CRPF are

  • Crowd control, Riot control
  • Counter Millitancy / Insurgency operations, Dealing with Left Wing Extremism
  • Overall co-ordination of large scale security arrangement specially with regard to elections in disturbed areas.
  • Protection of VIPs and vital installations.
  • Checking environmental de-gradation and protection of local Flora and Fauna
  • Fighting aggression during War time
  • Participating in UN Peace Keeping Mission
  • Rescue and Relief operations at the time of Natural Calamities.


Source : Newsonair