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CRPF OBSERVED ITS 83RD RAISING DAY

CRPF OBSERVED ITS 83RD RAISING DAY

Context:

On 27 July 2021, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed its 83rd Raising Day.

About CRPF:

  • It is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • Its headquarter is located in New Delhi.
  • It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939.
  • After Indian Independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force with the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.

CRPF's Primary Role:

  • It assists the State/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and counter insurgency.
  • Besides law and order and counter-insurgency duties, the CRPF has played an increasingly large role in India's general elections.
  • During the Parliamentary elections of September 1999, the CRPF played a significant role in the security arrangements.
  • As of now, CRPF contingents are also being deployed in UN missions.

CRPF’s Mission:

  • To enable the government to maintain Rule of Law, Public Order and Internal Security effectively and preserve National Integrity & Promote Social Harmony and development by upholding supremacy of the Constitution.

CRPF’s History:

  • It was derived from the CRP (Crown Representative's Police) on 27 July 1939 with 2 battalions in Nimach, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Its primary duty at the time was to protect the British residents in sensitive states of India.
  • In 1949, the CRP was renamed under the CRPF Act.
  • During the 1960s, many state reserve police battalions were merged with the CRPF.

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