New Delhi: Between 2016 and 2020, 40, 096 para military personnel took voluntary retirement and 6, 529 of these troops resigned from service.
20, 2049 personnel from Border Security Force personnel, 11, 029 from Central Reserve Polive Force, 2, 858 from Central Industrial Security Force, 2, 279 from Assam Rifles, 1, 912 from Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and 1, 769 from Sashastra Seema Bal, took voluntary retirement between 2016 and 2020. In the same period 2, 919 resigned from CISF 1, 708 from BSF, 796 from CRPF, 620 from ITBP, 412 from Sashastra Seema Bal and 74 from Assam Rifles.
An analysis carried out by the Forces indicates that personal and domestic reasons, including children and family issues, health issues relating to self or family members, social and family obligations and other commitments, better career opportunities are some of the major reasons for voluntary retirement and resignation.
I write this today with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes. One of my close mentor, guide, friend Sanjiv Singh (IPS 87) left us all for his heavenly abode yesterday -16 October 2020. I am shattered that we had to lose him so soon, and I am still struggling to come to terms with this personal loss.
Sanjiv Singh was an accomplished officer, a strong and direct person, real, bold, driven, hardworking, fitness freak, logical, and exceedingly honest with others. A loyal friend and a great listener. I always admired his ability to stay calm and get things done. He was someone who was a hero to a lot of people, including me. So much so that there is a colony in Bhopal named after him.
Sanjiv was a warm, welcoming, and kind person with a positive outlook on life and a fundamental faith in humanity. He could always put you at ease with his stories. To me, he was so much more than a senior. I aspired to be like him, especially in fitness. His commitment to fitness was such that even the young ones could not match his standards. His company was always a sanctuary filled with laughter.
It was only in February that I joined BSF after Sanjiv was relieved from this organization. I met him first at the National Police Academy in 1989. He was warm & welcoming and made the transition of growing into the prestigious police services a memorable and enjoyable one. I remember the best times when we were SP in neighbouring districts, I was SP Vidisha & he was SP Raisen. He had a strong set of values that he held himself accountable. Although I feel like no one will ever truly replace him, we all have to stay strong and celebrate his spirit and who he was. Rest in peace Sanjiv Singh Sir. We will miss you!
Sujay Thousen, is a 1988 batch IPS officer, borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre
Chandigarh: The Red Cross Integrated Centre for rehabilitation of Addicts, in collaboration with Lions Club, Kahnuwan Muskan in Punjab, will be honouring Border Security Force DIG Rajesh Sharma and his team of BSF personnel for one of the largest seizure of contraband heroin and thwarting an intrusion bid by smugglers from the Pakistan side.
The BSF team led by DIG Rajesh Sharma, recently succeeded in capturing 55 kg of heroin (55 packets each weighing a kg) from the Rosse outpost. This is the largest haul of contraband narcotic substance from the border by the BSF this year.
The Red Cross has said in a letter: “Ever since the BSF DIG Rajesh Sharma has joined the border district, the BSF personnel are achieving a new height by capturing large consignments of heroin. If these are sold in the area, it would destroyed the lives of hundreds of youth who are falling prey to this deadly addiction.”
Srinagar: All the three terrorists linked to the banned Pakistani radical outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), who were involved in a suicide attack on the Kashmir Frontier camp of the Border Security Force (BSF) near the International Airport here, were killed on Tuesday (3 October 2017).
One BSF Jawan has been martyred in the deadly gun battle with the terrorists that lasted about 10 hours.
The heavily armed terrorist managed to infiltrate the high security BSF camp in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to the Kashmir Frontier IG of the BSF Sonali Mishra, one terrorist took cover of darkness and managed to reach the top floor of the administrative block and managed to launch an attack from there.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Range, Munir Ahmad Khan said at a press conference here on Tuesday afternoon that a number of militants had infiltrated from across the border. Ten of these have been eliminated and there are still six or seven, he said adding “we are after them and hope to get them soon”.
The IG of Police praised the BSF troops for repulsing the attack and neutralising the militants.