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54th Central Industrial Security Force Raising Day – 10 March 2023

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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day - March 10 2023Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is annually observed across India on 10th March to honour the service and commitment of the CISF personnel to protecting India’s major installations and integrity.

The day also marks the establishment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on 10th March 1969.

  • 10th March 2023 marks the observance of the 54th CISF Raising Day.

Key Points:

i. CISF Raising Day 2023 will be celebrated on 12th March 2023 at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad, Telangana.

ii. This is the 1st time that CISF Raising Day is celebrated outside New Delhi, Delhi.

  • It was previously hosted at a CISF facility in Ghaziabad, a part of Delhi.

iii. Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs will be the Chief guest on the occasion.

Note: All paramilitary forces have been commemorating their Rising Day outside of Delhi for the past 2 years.

History of CISF:

i. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was established under the Central Industrial Security Force Act of 1968 (50 of 1968).

  • CISF functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI).
  • CISF is the only force with a customized and dedicated fire wing.

ii. After the approval of the President, the bill became an act on 2 December 1968 and came into force on 10 March 1969.

iii. CISF is one of India’s 5 Central Armed Police Forces and is responsible for the security of numerous public sector organizations, airports, and other significant installations.

iv. The CISF had established with the help of 3129 personnel, but over the years, it became one of the largest security forces in India with over 1,65,000 personnel.

Event 2023:

i. The CISF units across India organise a parade, sports events, cultural performances, and other events to commemorate the CISF Raising Day.

  • The parade is held at the CISF’s training centre in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Parade is one of the key highlights of the CISF day.

ii. The event gives the public a chance to interact with the CISF personnel and appreciate their service to India.

About the Central Industrial Security Force:

Director-General- Sheel Vardhan Singh
Headquarters- New Delhi, Delhi
Establishment- 1969