New Delhi 16.09.2019. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have to be granted better pay benefits in accordance with the enhanced status given to them by the Supreme Court, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has told the Ministry of Home Affairs.
This will put officers of the CAPF — including CRPF, CISF, BSF, SSB, ITBP and NSG — on a par with their counterparts from the IAS, IPS and other Group ‘A’ services.Responding to queries by the ministry, the DoPT said CAPFs should be given Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) in accordance with the Organised Group ‘A’ Status recently granted to them, ThePrint has learnt. The response was given on a file approved by the DoPT secretary, which was sent back to the ministry last week.
This means that CAPFs’ recruitment rules will have to be revised in accordance with their new status — an issue that has led to a months-long battle between the CAPF officers and their Indian Police Service (IPS) counterparts.
However, since revision of the recruitment rules is a long-drawn exercise, the DoPT has asked the ministry to give a one-time exemption in granting NFFU for the time being. This would mean that officers from these forces are given NFFU by relaxing the rules temporarily until the time they are upgraded.