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Over 250 additional CISF personnel to be deployed at Parliament

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will deploy an additional 250 personnel to enhance security measures at the Parliament House complex.

CISF Director General Nina Singh has given her approval for the integration of these personnel into the existing security wing of the force stationed at the Parliament.

As per reports, the CISF personnel are set to be stationed within the Parliament’s security system by the week’s end, following a customised three-day training program designed to meet specific requirements.

The CISF’s role in Parliament security gained prominence earlier this year when 140 CISF personnel were initially deployed in January to manage security at select entrance gates. Since then, these personnel have been instrumental in conducting thorough frisking procedures and baggage screenings at designated entry points.

The decision to augment CISF’s presence at Parliament comes in the wake of a security breach during the Winter Session last year, where intruders breached security protocols by entering the Lok Sabha chamber and releasing yellow smoke canisters. Subsequently, eight security personnel were suspended, prompting a reevaluation of Parliament’s security apparatus.

The CISF, established in 1969 with a modest three battalions, has evolved into a premier security organization with a workforce of over 1,77,000 personnel. Apart from its core responsibilities of protecting critical infrastructure and providing VIP security, the CISF is renowned for its expertise in access control and security consultancy services.

 

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