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Tackling Cyber crimes, a real challenge: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called upon the CISF officers to prepare themselves to effectively meet the emerging challenges posed by new forms of terrorism, insurgency and stressed upon the growing role of CISF in the changing security scenario, particularly in key areas like VIP security, Disaster Management (especially NBC disasters), Government building security and aviation security.

Addressing at the Passing out parade of 29th batch Asst. Commandants/Direct Appointees, 9th batch of Asst. Commandants/Departmental Entry and 41st batch of Sub-Inspectors at National Industrial Security Academy here on Tuesday, the Union Home Minister said the force has to improve its core competence in newer areas of crime, like dealing with cyber crimes, as the globe was going digital. He said initiatives were launched to take the head count of the force from the present 1.36 lakh to two lakh.

Rajnath Singh pointed out that anti-national forces were constantly trying to destabilize country’s economy that was expected to reach a whopping Rs 7 trillion, up from the present Rs 2 trillion, thanks to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also said there was a need to increase the number of women personnel, up to one-third of the overall strength of the force. He informed that the CISF is actively involved in the developmental activities at the areas affected by Left-wing extremism. Special Security audit needed for the proper and optimal utilization of security forces, he said. At present the women share in the force is just at 5.04 per cent. Like in the Union Territories, para-military forces, women will be recruited by providing 33 per cent reservation, he added.

CISF’s Director-General Surender Singh wanted the officers to be geared up and ever-ready to combat different types of challenges. Explaining that the force was evolving in tune with the changing times, he expressed confidence that training given at NISA would help them deliver what was required. He said that there were constant efforts to make NISA a world-class training provider.

While 66 Asst. Commandant executives, 459 Sub-Inspector executes completed training successfully, the Union Home Minister presented trophies to outstanding candidates. Manish Kumar Roy, Raman Deep, Upendra Kumar Patil, Dochen Dorje, Kriko Sato, Mani Bharati and Sooraj Bisth received trophies from the hands of the Union Home Minister.

Earlier, Rajnath Singh released the Silver Jubilee Souvenir of National Industrial Security Academy.

Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy, Malkajgiri MP Mall Reddy, National Industrial Security Academy director Anil Kumar and others were present. (NSS)