2017 has revealed an increase in the number of voluntary retirements and resignations of the members of the parliamentary forces. The news reached the Lok Sabha, the CRPF and the BSF has seen the most number of personnel leaving.
In 2015, about 909 BSF members left on the basis of retirement or resignations but the in 2017, the number has gone up seven-fold to 6415. The CRPF witnessed 1376 members leave and 2017, 5123. Similar situations have been observed in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Assam Rifles. 76 left from the ITBP in 2015 as compared to the 305 who left in 2017. SSB saw 183 leave in 2015 and 548 in 2017. 768 from the CISF in 2015 and 1560 in 2017 and in 2015 113 in 2015 and 636 in 2017.
Personnel who left the Asssam Rifles left because of a host of different reasons like health, family, society and availing pensionary benefits after 20 years in service. Being part of the parliamentary forces while being respectable is one that requires grit, sacrifice, and courage. It’s not news that in the past the personnel have alleged long work hours, inadequate facilities, etc. In recent times the job to serve in the forces has become increasingly hard.
On 28th March, 3 bags of explosives were found near a CRPF camp in Rajourai, Kashmir. As a precautionary measure schools were closed during the day in the area. After suspicious movement in the camp was spotted the sentry at the camp fired warning shots and sounded the alarm to alert the camp. A search operation is underway in the area but no attack was reported. CRPF jawans have also lost their lives in Chattisgarh due to attacks by the naxals. As the high-risk jobs get even more difficult it causes much unrest and disappointment among those who are serving the country to maintain peace and protect the citizens.