Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is annually observed across India on 10th March to commemorate the service and commitment of the personnels of CISF towards protecting the major installations and integrity of the nation. The day also marks the establishment of the CISF on 10th March 1969. CISF was established under Central Industrial Security Force Act, 1968 (50 of 1968).
The 10th March 2021 marks the CISF’s 52nd Raising Day.
Facts about CISF:
i.The CISF, one of six paramilitary forces in India, came into existence in 1969 with 3 battalions to provide integrated security to the Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs).
ii.CISF has 12 reserve battalions, 08 training institutes and 63 other formations.
iii.CISF is the only force with a customised and dedicated fire wing.
Role of CISF:
i.CISF provides security to major critical infrastructure installations of India like nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and heritage monuments.
ii.Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, VIP Security, Disaster Management and establishment of a Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the United Nations(UN) at Haiti also falls under the responsibilities of CISF.
iii.CISF provides security to protected persons classified as Z plus, Z, X, Y.
i.The parade of the 52nd CISF raising day was inspected by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary.
ii.CISF Women Contingent, fire wing and CISF personnel participated in the parade.
iii.Ajay Kumar Bhalla also presented the medal to CISF personnels for their outstanding service in various fields.
iv.The expertise of CISF in the field of security and fire protection were showcased at the event on 52nd raising day.
About Central Industrial Security Force (CISF):
Director General– Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
Headquarters– New Delhi
CISF functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.