The BSF has the highest number of vacancies, followed by the CRPF, CISF, SSB, ITBP and Assam Rifles respectively, MoS (Home) Nityanand Rai informed the House in a written statement.
Over one lakh posts are lying vacant in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like the BSF and the CRPF and the vacancies have occurred mostly due to retirement, resignation and deaths, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
“Vacancies in CAPFs and Assam Rifles arise due to retirement, resignation, death, new raising, creation of new posts, cadre reviews, etc. Majority of these vacancies are in the grade of constable,” he said replying to a written question.
Rai said there exists a well-established procedure to fill up these vacancies like through direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation, as per the extant provisions of Recruitment Rules.
The minister said the government has taken expeditious steps to fill up the vacancies in CAPFs, which is an ongoing continuous process.