The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu as its honorary commandant and brand ambassador.
It was announced by CRPF’s Director General K.Durga Prasad after she had agreed to become the India’s largest paramilitary force’s brand ambassador. In this regard, CRPF also has moved the proposal before the Home Ministry.
She will be given honorary Commandant rank in the CRPF which is equivalent to the position of a Superintendent of Police (SP) and such an officer who commands a battalion of about 1,000 personnel.
About Central Reserve Police Force (CRFP)
- CRPF is the largest central armed police force or paramilitary force in India. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- Its primary role is to assist States/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and contain insurgency.
- It was established in 1939, under Crown Representative’s Police but after independence it was made statutory CRPF after enactment of the CRPF Act, 1949.
- At present, CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary force with 228 battalions and over three lakh personnel.