GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1034
Personnel of paramilitary forces taking voluntary retirement
1034 . Shri Motilal Vora
(a) the number of personnel taking voluntary retirement from the service working in paramilitary forces since January, 2016 till date;
(b) whether Government often receives the complaints of mental stress among the personnel of paramilitary forces;
(c) if so, whether Government is taking steps/has taken steps to keep the personnel stress free so that they can discharge their duties with better proficiency; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)
(a) to (d): As per information provided by Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR), 19239 personnel have taken voluntary retirement from service since January, 2016.
Improvement in service conditions/ amenities and welfare of the force personnel is a continuous endeavour. A study was got conducted through Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) into the factors causing stress and suggest remedial measures and another similar study was got
conducted though Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) for BSF & CRPF.
Based on the above study report, the measures, which have been taken to boost the morale and improve the working conditions and reduce stress among the force personnel, are at Annexure-‘A’.