CISF Current Affairs

Oorja-CAPFs Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament-2017

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will conduct ‘Oorja’ – CAPFs Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament – 2017, throughout the country from May 1-15, 2017. The tournament will be jointly organized by CAPF under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will conduct the tournament in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and the Union Territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Bruno Coutinho, an Arjuna Awardee, has been made as the brand ambassador for Oorja -2017 in Goa.

Background

India will be hosting FIFA Under – 19 World Cup in October 2017. At this juncture, Prime Minister has called for encouraging boys and girls to play football and develop both skill and fitness. To encourage the sport, Mission XI Million programme has been launched.

Mission XI Million

Mission XI Million is a grassroots programme designed to encourage children to play football. It is school contact programme aimed at improving the football ecosystem and enlarge the talent pool for the national team. The programme aims to reach out over 37 cities and 12,000 schools across all 29 states. The activities under this initiative will be divided into three phases: seminars for teacher and educators, in-school activities and football festivals, which will be conducted till September, 2017.

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OP Singh appointed as DG of CISF

Senior IPS officer OP Singh was appointed as Directors General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

He is 1983-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. Prior to this appointment he was working as Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

About Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

  • The CISF is a central armed police force under the aegis of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It was initially established under the Central Industrial Security Force Act, 1968 to protect major PSUs.
  • However, it was converted to an armed force with a larger ambit under an amendment to the Act in 1983.
  • Now, CISF provides security to industrial ventures and establishments, VIPs and engages in disaster management amongst others.
  • It also has a Fire Wing to response to fire emergencies/accidents. With a force larger than 1,65,000 it is the largest security force in the world.

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