Assam Rifles


The Assam Rifles came into being in 1835, as a militia called the ‘Cachar Levy’. With approximately 750 men, this Force was formed to primarily protect British Tea estates and their settlements against tribal raids. Subsequently, all these Forces were reorganised and renamed as the ‘Frontier Force’ as their role was increased to conduct of punitive expeditions across the borders of Assam. This...

National Security Guard (NSG)


The Union Cabinet in 1984 took a decision to create a Federal Contingency Force comprising of personnel who are highly motivated, specially equipped and well trained to tackle the various manifestations of terrorism. In June 1984, a nucleus consisting of the Director General of NSG and other essential elements were sanctioned and steps were initiated to raise the Force. A bill for creation of...

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)


In the wake of the Chinese conflict in 1962, it was felt that the borders of the country could not be protected with the force of rifles alone. It required the backing and resolute will of a committed border population. In addition, it needed an in-depth understanding and familiarity of the terrain as well as the culture and ethos of the border population. A need was, therefore, realized for the...

Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP)


History & Role Indo-Tibetan Border Police was raised on October 24, 1962 for reorganizing the frontier intelligence and security set up along the Indo-Tibetan border. Only four Battalions were sanctioned to begin with. ITBP was initially raised under the CRPF Act. However, in 1992, parliament enacted the ITBPF Act and the rules there under were framed in 1994. With additional tasks entrusted...

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)


The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a modest beginning, having three battalions, to provide integrated security cover to the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which, in those years, occupied the “commanding heights” of the economy. In a span of four decades, the Force has grown several folds to reach 1,41,735 personnel today. With globalization and liberalization of the economy, CISF is no...

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)


History of CRPF The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the premier central police force of the Union of India for internal security. Originally constituted as the Crown Representative Police in 1939, it is one of the oldest Central para military forces (now termed as Central Armed Police Force). CRPF was raised as a sequel to the political unrest and the agitations in the then princely States...

Border Security Force (BSF)


As the name suggests, BSF is entrusted with defending the borders of India and preventing trans-border crimes. It is often called as India’s “first line of defence”. But with time, it has been given the additional duties like election duty, counter-naxal and counter terrorism operations, guarding vital installations, VIP security, etc. The head of the BSF is of the rank Director...

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)


Responsibilities It is a Union/Central government ministry that has the responsibility of handling the following: Internal Security of the countryInternational Border ManagementCentre-State RelationsAdministration of Union TerritoriesManagement of Central Armed Police ForcesDisaster Management Departments MHA consists of the following departments: Department of Border Management: It deals with...

Duties of Police


The various duties of police include: Investigation related duties and jobsCrime prevention and preservation of peace and securityCrime detection workOrder maintenance and security jobsEnforcement of Social Legislation, Minor, Major and Special ActsCollection of IntelligenceDemocratic and election related dutiesNatural calamities, Disaster and emergency dutiesMaintenance of Police RecordsPublic...

Social Responsibilities of Police


Every police officer should: behave with the members of the public with due courtesy and decorum, particularly so in dealing with senior citizens, women, and children;guide and assist members of the public, particularly senior citizen, women, children, the poor and indigent and the physically or mentally challenged individuals, who are found in helpless condition on the streets or other public...

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