Home Minister launches CAPF's eAwas web-portal in New Delhi

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Home Minister Amit Shah launched the e-Awas web-portal for the Central Armed Police Forces ((CAPFs) in New Delhi on 1 September.


  • The portal will help in bringing transparency and accountability.
  • There are seven CAPFs in India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) assists in internal security and counter insurgency.

  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) guards critical installations (such as airports) and public sector undertakings.

  • The National Security Guard (NSG) is a specialized counter-terrorism force.

  • Apart from this, the remaining four forces are – Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Assam Rifles (AR).

Other functions of CAPF :

  • Emergency Counter-Operations, Anti-Naxal Operations, Internal Security Operations

  • VIP Security, Intelligence Agency, Security of Diplomatic Missions Abroad,

  • Acting as the nodal agency for United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, disaster management, civil action for UN police missions

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