Over 9000 personnel left paramilitary forces this year

The highest attrition has been reported by CRPF with 3,522 personnel quiting their job, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha in a written reply today.
It was followed by BSF with 3,000 and CISF with 1,417 personnel leaving the forces. In total, the attrition rate up to June 30 this year in the six paramilitary forces was 9,036.
"The main reasons for attrition are superannuation, retirement, removal from service on account of disciplinary proceedings, death or disability, resignation and voluntary retirement.

They also include "family, personal or domestic problems, separation from family for long durations, difficult duties in remote or hard areas, sickness, mental depression, psychiatric and emotional cases," Maken said.

Other reasons cited by him were fear of punishment for wrong doings, attractive alternative employment and reduction of qualifying service for full pension after the sixth Central Pay Commission.

Maken said steps have been taken to prevent the high attrition rates. They include transparent leave policy, revamping of grievance redressal machinery, provision of telephone facilities to troops, increased risk and hardship allowance, yoga classes for better stress management, better facilities and others.

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