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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • On December 13, two men carrying colour spraying canisters had jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber during Zero Hour from the visitors’ gallery in protest against the rising unemployment, the unending ethnic violence in Manipur and farmers’ issues

  • In all, six persons have been arrested and booked under various sections, including terror charges

  • After the security breach, eight Delhi Police security personnel who were responsible for frisking and baggage scanning were suspended

  • On Monday, around 150 Delhi Police personnel were withdrawn following the CISF’s deployment 

  • A small unit of Delhi Police of around 75 personnel will, however, be retained for VIP duty

  • The CISF is also likely to replace the Parliament Security Service (PSS) that functions under the Lok Sabha Speaker and has various responsibilities such as issuance and scanning of passes of visitors and officials inside the Parliament building

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is a federal police organisation in India under the Ministry of Home Affairs

  • It is one among the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

  • It was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India on 15 March 1969 with a strength of 2,800

  • CISF provides security to over 356 industrial units (including 13 Private Sector Units), government infrastructure projects and facilities and establishments located all over India. 

  • These include atomic power plants, space installations, mines, oil fields and refineries, major ports, heavy engineering, steel plants, airports and hydroelectric/thermal power plants owned and controlled by Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and currency note presses.

  • The CISF is headed by an Indian Police Service officer with the rank of Director-General, assisted by an IPS officer in the rank of Addl. Director-General. 

  • The force is divided into 9 Sectors (Airport, North, North-East, East, West, South, Training, South-East, Central) and also has a Fire Service Wing



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) UPSC NOTE
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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