New Delhi, March 23: As many as 81,007 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and 15,904 Assam Rifles personnel have taken voluntary retirement and resigned between 2011 to March 1, 2021, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday (March 23).
The Ministry of Home Affairs revealed this information in Lok Sabha on Tuesday while replying to a query put forth by Indian National Congress MP Deepak Baij.
“The number of resignation and voluntary retirement cases varies from year to year and no trend in this regard has been observed,” read the reply. “No specific study for ascertaining the reasons for voluntary retirement/resignation by Force personnel has been conducted,” the reply further said.
Earlier on March 17, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a similar question in Rajya Sabha had stated, “No specific study for ascertaining the reasons for voluntary retirement or resignation by Force personnel has been conducted. However, an analysis carried out by the Forces indicates that personal and domestic reasons including children or family issues, health issues of self or family members, social or family obligations and commitments, better career opportunities are some of the major reasons for voluntary retirement or resignation.”
The data released by the Home Ministry on March 17 suggests that Border Security Force saw the maximum number of personnel opting for voluntary retirement. As many as 20249 BSF personnel resigned between 2016-2020, followed by Central Reserve Police Force which saw 11,029 police personnel resigning in the same period. The data also suggests that year 2017 saw the maximum number of voluntary retirements with 11,541 cases.
Between 2016- 2020, 37,817 CAPF personnel took voluntary retirement as against 2279 Assam Rifles personnel.
(With ANI inputs)