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Increasing the strength of paramilitary forces

Delhi 

At present two proposals to increase the strength of paramilitary forces in the country are under consideration of the Government viz. raising of 9 additional battalions in ITBP and 6 additional battalions in BSF.

Recruitment is an ongoing process. Increased strength/vacancies are notified by the CAPFs from time to time every year to fill up the vacancies. Generally, all recruitments are completed within 1 to 1? year.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri A.Vijayakumar in the Rajya Sabha today.

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First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 12:20 IST