Advance Payment For CAPF

Now onwards for deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)s in the State for maintaining law and order,  the State Government will have to deposit deployment charges in advance with the Union Government.

While the State Governments are sending their requisitions for deployment of Central Forces, they will have to make advance payment, MHA said in its recent communications, said sources in the Department of Home.
It is observed that request proposals are sent to MHA for deployment of Central Forces in fairs, festivals and in normal events, pointed out official sources.
Looking at the growing requirement of CAPF in handling Maoist Menace, Insurgency and Militancy, MHA has taken the decision for advance payment for deployment.
It is often seen that once CAPFs are deployed in the state, the state governments are reluctant to leave these forces and it is not desirable for posting them to do normal policing jobs,officials feel.
Senior officials admit  that after this decision of MHA, the State Governments will have to make detailed analysis about the requirement of Central Forces as it will have to make advance payments for the same.
For deployment of a company of Central Armed Force cost will be around Rs.30,000 Per Day, an official said.
Looking at the high cost, officials feel that there will be proper assessment of the situation by the District and State Administration for routine matters requisitioning CAPF will not be pressed for, said an official.
Normally CAPFs are deployed in Maoist Zones and there are 17 Battalions deployed across the State.
And State Government’s request for more CAPF deployment in Maoist Zones has not  been accepted by the Union Government.
In fact the State Government is asking for two more battalions to be deployed in the State for last two years, Centre is yet to oblige Odisha in this regard.
On the other hand for deployment charges, Centre has slapped a bill of  nearly Rs.3000 Crore. Every year the charges are on rise.
State Government has been saying that Maoist Menace is a Pan India phenomenon and the Ultras are biggest challenge for internal security.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has time and again has requested the Prime Minister and Union Minister Home affairs to waive off the deployment charges.
He has maintained that   he Union Government is needed to bear the cost of deployment of CAPF in Maoist Zones.
This stand has been taken also been taken by the other Maoist affected States, however Centre is yet to take a final decision on the matter, said an official.

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