Prahari App for BSF

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Recently Union Home Minister launched ‘Prahari’ app for Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans.

Why in news? 

 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.

  • Other features of the app include:
    • Availability of Bio Data
    • Grievance redressal on “Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System” (CP-GRAMS)
    • information on various welfare schemes.
  • The app will also connect the Jawans with the portal of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The Border Security Force (BSF)
  • It 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, and was raised in the wake of the 1965 war on 1 December 1965.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • BSF contributes its personnel every year for UN Missions.


Q1) What is the main duty of BSF?

The main duty of BSP is to prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India, prevent smuggling and any other illegal activity and promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas. 


Q2) Who is the current director general of BSF?

CRPF Director-General Sujoy Lal Thaosen took the “additional” charge of the Border Security Force (BSF) following the retirement of incumbent Pankaj Kumar Singh.

Source: Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah launched the Border Security Force (BSF) mobile app ‘Prahari’ and revised version of 13 manuals in New Delhi