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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO.*421

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 12th APRIL, 2017 / CHAITRA 22, 1939 (SAKA)

SHORTAGE OF MINE PROTECTED VEHICLES

 

 

 

*421.          SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

 

(a) whether it is a fact that the CRPF and other paramilitary forces are facing shortage of Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs);

 

(b) the number of MPVs sanctioned by Government to be procured through open tender route and under the modernisation plan in the last three years to deal with threat of IEDs in the LWE affected region;

 

(c) the number of MPVs procured during the last three years against the proposed procurement;

 

(d) whether there is a shortfall of MPVs in CRPF, if so, the details thereof; and

 

(e) the steps taken by Government to reduce the shortfall?

 

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

 

 

(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

 

Statement referred to reply for part (a) to (e) of the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. *421 by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Hon’ble MP to be answered on 12.04.2017 regarding ‘Shortage of Mine Protected Vehicles’.

(a) to (e): The maximum number of MPVs that various forces are currently authorized to procure is as follows:

Sl. No.CAPFsSanctioned/authorized numbers of MPVs including Modernization Plan
1Assam Rifles92
2BSF224
3CRPF668
4CISF10
5ITBP40
6NSG16
7SSB07

 

  1. The actual procurement of any equipment, including Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs), is guided by operational requirements and priorities, competing requirements and availability of finances. The forces have thus far procured MPVs as follows:
Sl. No.CAPFsHolding of MPVs
1Assam Rifles28
2CRPF126
3BSF24
4ITBP20

 

  1. The details of procurement of MPVs in the last 3 years and the ongoing procurement process in CAPFs are as follows:

 

Sl. No.CAPFsNos. of MPVs procuredSourceThe number of MPVs for which procurement is ongoingSource
1CRPF20From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (Ordnance Factory Board)40From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
2BSF--12From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
3ITBP--12From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
4SSB--07From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur

 

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