The Central Industrial Security Force
(established in its present form
: June 15, 1983) is a leading paramilitary
security force in India
It was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India
on March 10, 1969 with a strength of 2,800. CISF was subsequently made an armed force of the Union of India
by another Act of Parliament passed on June 15, 1983. Its current strength is 1,28,000. The strength will be raised to 1,45,000 over the next 2-3 years. CISF is the largest industrial security force in the world.
It is directly under the federal Ministry of Home Affairs
and its headquarters are at New Delhi
The CISF provides security cover to 300 industrial units and other establishments located all over India. Industrial sectors like atomic power plants, space installations, defence production units, mints, oil fields and refineries, major ports, heavy engineering, steel plants, barrages, fertilizer units, airports and hydroelectric/thermal power plants, and currency note presses producing Indian currency are protected by CISF. Most of these installations are located in difficult terrain with harsh climatic conditions.
CISF also provides consultancy services to private industries as well as other organizations within the Indian government. The consulting wing has amongst its clients some of the renowned business houses and organisations of India including TISCO Jamshedpur; SEBI Hqrs. Mumbai; Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore; Orissa... Read More