DG ITBP Press Conference On The Occasion of 58th Raising Day

DG ITBP SS Deswal In Press Conference ahead of 58th raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police
DG ITBP SS Deswal In Press Conference ahead of 58th raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police

Pointers of DG ITBP Press Conference On The Occasion of 58th Raising Day

• We are now manning 180 strong BOPs along the Indo-China Border with dedication and steadfastness. We have conducted hundreds of LRPs and SRPs to ensure strict vigil on the borders.
• ITBP’s contribution to peace keeping in Left Wing Extremism hit Chhattisgarh is immense. Since induction of ITBP in Chhattisgarh in 2009, a total of 55,446 operations have been conducted. During the year 2018 and 2019 till date, total 16,828 operations were conducted which resulted in 06 killings, 55 apprehensions, and 176 surrenders of naxals. Besides, 97 Arms and 41 IEDs were recovered.
• Besides general elections and aid to state police at times, we have achieved all tasks assigned to us successfully.
• KM and Amanrnath Yatra:-
• The Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for the year has been conducted smoothly from June to September, 2019. 18 batches of 923 pilgrims visited the holy Kailash Manasarovar from Lipulekh Pass and 10 batches of 315 pilgrims visited from Nathula Pass. The ITBP provided communication, security and medical services to the pilgrims on both sides.
• Entire country witnessed how ITBP jawans safeguarded the Amanarnath Yatra pilgrims from shooting stones in Jammu and Kashmir in July, 2019. Besides securing the yatra, they also provided oxygen to more than 200 pilgrims enroute.
• Provisioning:-
• In the last 5 years, we have procured modern weapons, more High Powered SUVs and other equipment in the recent times. 600 nos of Ghatak 7.62 Assault Rifles, 225 nos of Pump Action Gun, 55 nos of high powered vehicles, 126 new technology SUVs and other Vehicles and 16 Excavators have been procured.
• Authorizations of Anti Riot Equipments for one company each (85 sets) for 56 service Battalions, 14 Sector HQrs with reserves have been approved. Authorization of sleeping bag in place of 1 blanket normal for troops deployed below 9000 ft in north east region and below 6000 ft in rest of India is also obtained.
• Many more such procurements are in the pipeline, which will surely be a force multiplier in future.
• We have provided uniform Special Cold climate clothing and mountaineering equipment to all high altitude categories from 9,000 ft and above with 100% reserves.
• We are also hopeful that the ITBP will get 2 Helicopters on wet leasing soon.
• Infrastructure:-
• For the last 5 years, construction of ITBP Priority Roads have seen major boost. In Phase I, total 11 roads of a length of 277.5 Kms have been completed. Formations cutting for 5 more roads have been completed. For the phase II, 45 roads have been approved with a length of 1033.52 Kms.
• In terms of critical infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, 18 Tracks leading to total 607.213 Kms have been approved. All DPRs of these tracks have been approved by High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC).
• Since 2014, various buildings- Residential Quarters-1520 Nos, 120 men barracks- 60 Nos, Administrative Block- 22 Nos, Hospital Buildings- 08 Nos, Officers Mess- 21 Nos, and SOs Mess- 23 Nos at different ITBP locations have been completed and put in use.
• Land acquired for ITBP formations at 4th Bn Sangti, 27th Bn Noornad, 33rd Bn Guwahati, 37th Bn Leh, 43rd Bn Rampur, 49th Bn Basar, 54th Bn Bhalukpong, 56th Bn Vishakhapattnam, SHQ (Likabali), Northern Frontier, SWTS Damoh, Kimin and Roing.

DG ITBP SS Deswal with colleagues addressing media ahead of 58th raising day
DG ITBP SS Deswal with colleagues addressing media ahead of 58th raising day

• In the last 5 years, 22 Nos of ITBP campuses have been developed in terms of infrastructure. These campuses are Rewari, Jabalpur, Yupia, Kanpur, Halduchaur, Lohaghat, Belgaum, Madurai, Raebareli, Samba, Katihar, Amritsar, Rangamati, Vishakhapatnam, RTC Karera, RTC Kimin, RTC Shivgangai.
• MHA has accorded appraisal of Rs 153 Crore for construction of infrastructure at many BOPs which are not connected by road and works at most of these BOPs are in progress.
• 69 Number of Solar Power Plants having total capacity of 445 KW installed at 69 Border Out Posts.
• Construction of permanent integrated building at Lukung Border Out Post with many facilities like centralized heating etc with green energy is on and nearing completion.
• Administration:-
• For better transfer mechanism for rotating troops in extreme hard, hard and soft postings according to existing policy, we have been able to do 100% transfers during JEB 2019 through dedicated software.
• We have launched the e-Bal Adesh and e-Casualty Sheet for enabling digitized data entry and integration with various other online services. We have developed two new websites of Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, Auli and ITBP Academy, Mussoorie.
• In the last five years, 62 locations of the Force have been connected with our own secured Wide Area Network (WAN).
• Rescue:-
• Being first responder to any disaster striking in the Himalayan region, this year, the ITBP has rescued 447 persons while retrieved 16 dead bodies through various rescue missions (Uttarakhand -11, Chandigarh-1, Sikkim- 1, J & K-1, and Arunachal Pradesh- 4).
• The Force successfully conducted operation ‘Daredevils’ near Mt. Nanda Devi East to rescue 4 mountaineers (From UK) and later retrieved 7 dead bodies (3 From UK, 2 from US, 1 from Australia and 1 from India) of mountaineers. It was one of the toughest operations on such altitudes which was completed by Himveers with perfection in very difficult circumstances.
• Training and sports:-
• A total of 10,710 personnel of ITBP completed different training programmes during the year and 12 courses’ syllabuses were reviewed. As a new initiative, modules of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore and The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) have been included in the Higher Strategic and Senior Management Courses.
• Our sportsmen have won laurels in Police Games and other events by winning 20 Gold, 34 Silver and 44 Bronze (Total 98) medals during this year in various International, National & All India Police Games. 45 meritorious sports persons have been recruited during the year. We have prepared a SOP on the lines of Sports Authority of India (SAI) to recruit quality sportspersons in the force. This year, special diet amount funds amounting Rs. 5.7 Crores have been allotted by the MHA.
• It is a matter of pride that we are the national champions in Ice Hockey 2019. The ITBP Commando Team secured second position at the All India Police Commando Competition.
• Mountaineering and adventure sports:-
• The Force has successfully completed a record 213 mountaineering expeditions around the world. This year, the Force has successfully scaled Mt Kangchegyao (6889 M) in Sikkim and added new feather in its well adorned cap.
• DIG Aparna Kumar and Subedar Major Wangchuk Sherpa have been awarded with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by Hon’ble President of India for their achievements in the field of mountaineering. Till now, ITBP has received 14 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards.
• BADP and CAP:-
• During 2018-19, total 103 civic action camps were organized in which 15,121 villagers were benefitted. 498 medical and veterinary camps organized in which 59,989 people were benefitted. In the last one year, 3500 children have been vaccinated while more than 4000 people have benefitted at the medical camps organized by the Force for the local population. 45 Bharat Darshan tours organized in which 1437 schoolchildren and teachers were taken on excursion trips. 6 tournaments of football, ice hockey etc were organized in the border areas in which 70 teams and 1357 players participated. 4 Vocational/ Career counseling training/ cultural programs were organized in which 795 persons participated.
• Taking a step ahead, we have also started providing the healthcare facility from our existing resources to the people in far flung border villages. Our Doctors are providing all possible medical care to the civil population in collaboration with the respective civil administration.
• Recruitment:-
• We have taken the lead in harnessing the advantages of information technology and RFID in ensuring fair, smooth and transparent recruitment in ITBP in speedy manner. Recruitment of 12 posts filling up 842 vacancies has been completed in the last 9 months which is unparallel amongst CAPFs. We have developed Smart Recruitment Tracking System (SRTS) successfully. In the last five years, the Force has inducted 7,535 personnel as fresh recruitment in different Group A, B and C categories.
• Animal Transport:-
• Our Animal Transport system is working tirelessly for our supply systems in remote areas. They have successfully completed the task of winter dumping of ration and other government stores within stipulated time.
• Government Flagship programs/ events:-
• ITBP is always pro active in promoting the flagship scheme of the government. International Yoga Day was celebrated by Himveers at all locations of the Force. The Force conducted the Swachchhta campaigns at every ITBP location. We are also contributing to the mission ‘Jal Shakti’ by spreading awareness on conservation of water. ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is now a routine in the daily life of Himveers. We have stopped using single use plastic. The Hon’ble PM has praised the swachhta drives undertaken by the ITBP which is an honor for us.
• Welfare and Grievance Redress:-
• From November, 2018 we have revised the ex-gratia amount given to deceased of the Force. Now, Rupees 40 Lac will be given to the family of the deceased in place of 20 Lac. Missing personnel in operations will be given 40 Lac in place of 20 Lac. For the medically boarded out personnel, the amount has been increased in all the cases. For 40 to 50 % disability, amount will be 16 Lac in place of 8 Lac, for 51 to 75 % disability, amount will be 25 Lac in place of 10 Lac and for disability of 76% and above, amount will be 35 Lac in place of 15 Lac.
• We have embarked on several welfare related and education and stress management programs for our jawans. Yoga and meditation courses have been arranged from reputed institutions. We have also been conducting Stress Management Courses for our Education and Stress Counselors. Free tuition classes were organized at various locations of wards of ITBP personnel. Apart from existing grievance redressal system emplaced, a dedicated mobile number has been provided for addressing grievances of jawans.
• Medical:-
• In this period, 2 Continued Medical Education (CMEs) seminars conducted for doctors in the Force. 6 blood donation camps were organized and 40 medical courses for the personnel of ITBP were conducted. Amalgamation of hospitals at various levels was approved for streamlining of healthcare facility in the Force. After commissioning of CAPF Referral Hospital in Greater Noida, since last one year, more than 55,000 patients have been treated in OPD, 3000 patients in IPD and more than 300 surgeries have been done including major ones. A specialized centre for differently abled children ‘Ummeed’ is providing special education and physiotherapy.
• Medical facilities at many forward and remote locations have been provided through recently created telemedicine network.
• ITBP Public Schools:-
• ITBP Public School, Dwarka New Delhi has been excelling in providing quality education to the wards of ITBP personnel. High scoring annual results of this school is encouraging. At present, 22 ITBP Public Schools are functional in which a total of 4300 students are studying in different classes. We have constructed two hostels one in ITBP Public School, Dwarka and second in Dehradun.

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