Paramilitary Services (C.R.P.F. and B.S.F.)
Paramilitary Forces were set up to protect the internal security of the country and also to support the defense services in securing the borders of India. All kinds of paramilitary services function under the purview of Ministry of Home Affairs. It has got different components and roles. It has a two – tier structure – the first is called the Central Paramilitary Forces and the second one is Central Police Organizations. B.S.F. is a part of Central Paramilitary Forces and the C.R.P.F. is a part of Central Police Organizations.
In paramilitary forces
the pay and remuneration vary which depends on the force and rank. Typically
Assistant Commandants fall in the pay band of Rs. 1.8 lakhs per annum to Rs. 4.5 lakhs with grade pay. This is exclusive of perks such as medical allowance
travel expense reimbursement
etc. A lucrative pay and generous number of perks make paramilitary forces jobs a sought-after profession.
The people in paramilitary forces with experience can also apply for positions such as Director General
Special and Additional Director General
or Inspector General. Remuneration starts from Rs. 8
460 per month for a Constable to Rs. 80
000 per month for Director General.
• Class X • Class XII • Graduation in any stream
• An in-depth knowledge of administrative investigative techniques and procedures • The ability to bring together and organize large amounts of data • The ability to draw appropriate conclusions • The ability to work alone or as part of a team • The ability to work under pressure • Sound judgment and tact • The ability to prioritize a large number of tasks/responsibilities • The ability to negotiate • Combat arms experience (ground
air or maritime)
Courses to be pursued
Graduation can be done in any stream of person’s choice.
Paramilitary forces lead a tough life which is somewhat similar to the working conditions of the Indian army. Still, Paramilitary forces have poor quality of life. They receive lesser facilities as compared to Indian Army. Their assigned tasks and nature of job is very close to the Indian Army and also according to the government data, huge number of paramilitary forces come into action in more insurgency affected areas than the army.
Shri V.G. Kanetkar
Shri V G Kanetkar was the first Director General of Central Reserve Police Force from 3 August 1968 to 15 September 1969.
Mr K F Rustamji
Mr K F Rustamji IPS was the first Director General of Border Security Force from 21 July 1965 to 30 September 1974.