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Cabinet approves Cadre review of Group 'A' Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force

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The chaired by Shri has approved the review of Group 'A' of (CISF). It provides for creation of 25 posts of various ranks from to ranks to enhance the supervisory staff in Senior Duty posts of

The restructuring of the will result in increase of Group 'A' posts from 1252 to 1277 with increase of 2 posts of Additional Director General, 7 posts of Inspector General, 8 posts of and 8 posts of


After creation of these Group 'A' posts in CISF, the supervisory efficiency and capacity building of the Force would be enhanced. Timely creation of proposed posts in of Group 'A' posts in the Force will enhance its supervisory as well as administrative capabilities.


The came into existence through the CISF Act 1968 amended in 1983 declaring the Force as of the Union. The original charter of CISF was to provide protection and security to the property of Public Sector Undertakings.

The Act was further amended in 1989, 1999 and 2009 to enlarge the charter of duties and security cover to Private Sector Units and other duties that may be entrusted by the

The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a sanctioned strength of only three Battalions. The CISF does not have a Battalion pattern like other CAPFs, except 12 Reserve Battalions and HQRs. Currently, the Force is providing security cover to 336 Industrial Undertaking (including 59 Airports) spread all over the country. The Force, which had made a beginning with a sanctioned strength of 3192 in 1969, has grown to a strength of 1,49,088 as on 30.06.2017. The CISF has its Headquarters at The Organization is headed by the DG which is an Ex-cadre post.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 14:06 IST