Home Minister launches CAPF's eAwas web-portal in New Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah launched the e-Awas web-portal for the Central Armed Police Forces ((CAPFs) in New Delhi on 1 September.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- 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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