The Central Reserve Police Forces(CRPF)’s raising day is observed annually on July 27. This year marks the 82nd year of its existence. The CRPF came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police on 27th July 1939.
- It was renamed as CRPF on the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949 by the country’s 1st home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Note– This is the first time the force skipped its mega Raising Day event this year due to COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing protocols.
i.Union Home Minister Amit Shah released 3 documentaries prepared by the CRPF which depicts the role of its ‘corona warriors’, environment protectors and troops who were involved in internal security.
ii.CRPF in total has 3.25 lakh personnel. They have 3 main combat theatres namely, counter-terrorist operations in Kashmir Valley, counter-insurgency in north eastern states and anti-Naxal operations in Left Wing Extremism affected states.
i.It is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force and considered as India’s largest paramilitary force.
ii.It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General– A P Maheshwari,IPS