GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
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?
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.||CAPFs||Sanctioned/authorized numbers of MPVs including Modernization Plan|
|Sl. No.||CAPFs||Holding of MPVs|
|Sl. No.||CAPFs||Nos. of MPVs procured||Source||The number of MPVs for which procurement is ongoing||Source|
|1||CRPF||20||From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (Ordnance Factory Board)||40||From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur|
|2||BSF||-||-||12||From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur|
|3||ITBP||-||-||12||From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur|
|4||SSB||-||-||07||From Vehicle Factory Jabalpur|