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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Why is it in the news?

  • Nina Singh becomes the first woman to be appointed as the Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).


About Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

  • One of the seven central armed police forces (CAPFs) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • Established in 1969.
  • Premier multi-skilled organization with a current strength of 1,73,355 personnel.
  • Provides integrated security cover to sensitive public sector undertakings.
  • Currently, secures 358 establishments nationwide, including critical infrastructure like nuclear installations, airports, and power plants.
  • CISF extends security to vital infrastructure such as nuclear facilities, space establishments, airports, seaports, and power plants.
  • Also safeguards government buildings, iconic monuments like the Taj Mahal, and the Delhi Metro.

Additional Roles:

  • Operates a Fire Wing servicing 112 establishments.
  • Specialized VIP Security vertical offering round-the-clock security to important dignitaries.


Other Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)

  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Assam Rifles, National Security Guard (NSG), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

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