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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs


RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.251
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 14th MARCH, 2012/PHALGUNA 24, 1933 (SAKA)
Study Regarding Intemperate Behaviour of Security Personnel


251. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

 (a)  Whether it t is a fact that incidents of suicides, ragging and intemperate behavior by  personnel of CRPF,   CISF and other forces, including those on VIP duties are on the rise;

(b)  If so, the year-wise and force-wise details thereof for the last two years;

(c) Whether any study has been conducted in this regard; and

(d)    If so, the outcome thereof and the remedial measures that Government has taken to contain such incidents?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)

 

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

STATEMENT   IN REPLY TO   PARTS (a)    TO    (d)    OF   RAJYA  SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 251 FOR 14.3.2012

(a)  & (b): As   reported· by the  Central Armed Police  Forces( CAPFs) & Assam Rifles (ARs), force-wise incidents of committing suicides, ragging and  intemperate be avior cases in Central Armed Police Forces( CAPFs) & Assam Rifles (ARs) during the last two(2) years are as under:-

Force

 2010

2011

 

No. of Suicide cases

No. of intemperate behavior cases

Ragging

No. of Suicide cases

No. of intemperate behavior cases

Ragging

CRPF

28

4

NIL

42

16

NIL

BSF

29

5

NIL

39

3

NIL

ITBP

5

NIL

NIL

3

NIL

NIL

SSB

12

NIL

NIL

12

2

NIL

CISF

17

NIL

NIL

11

NIL

NIL

ARs

10

NIL

NIL

9

1

NIL

NSG

NIL

NIL

NIL

3

NIL

NIL

 

(c) Yes   Sir. A   study  was  got  conducted through  Bureau of  Police Research & Development (BPR&D) into the factors causing stress in the Forces and to suggest the remedial measures for the same. The team in its report submitted in June,2004, made recommendations which were broadly classified  under three heads, viz organizational (37 recommendations), Individual (8 recommendations) and Governmental (3 recommendatio11s). Government has already considered these recommendations to address the stress elated problems, their causes and effects on the personnel to check the incidents of suicides.

(d) Following remedial measures have been taken by the Government to control such cases, including easing of job related stress and Improving the working conditions, behaviour of senior officers and mental health of the personnel of CAPFs & ARs :-

  1. Implementing transparent, rational and fair leave policy;
  2. Grant of leave to the force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;
  3. Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;
  4. Revamping of grievances redressal machinery
  5. Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;
  6. Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities/ facilities for troops and their families;
  7. Motivating the forces through Increased risk, hardship and  other allowances;
  8. Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch with their family members and to reduce tension In the remote locations;
  9. Better medical facilities for troops and their families Including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities
  10. Organizing talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;
  11. Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;
  12. Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;
  13. Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their