SSB Current Affairs - 2020
Government of India has approved seven projects for setting up of FM transmitters in premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for strengthening FM coverage along Indo-Nepal border. The information in this regard was presented by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar to Lok Sabha.
The FM transmitter project would be installed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand, precisely for:
- Bihar- Bathnaha (Araria), Narkatiaganj (West Champaran) and Sitamarhi
- Uttar Pradesh- Gadaniya (Lakhimpur Kheri), Nanpara (Bahraich) and Maharajganj
- Uttarakhand- Champawat
About Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
It is one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India and is currently under administrative control of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Prior to 2001, SSB was known as Special Service Bureau (SSB).
Tags: Bihar [BPSC] • CAPF • Central Armed Police Forces • Prakash Javadekar • Sashastra Seema Bal
The 55th anniversary of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was held in New Delhi on 24th December 2018. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, was the chief guest and he witnessed the raising day parade along with delegates from Nepal and Bhutan on the occasion.
In his address Kiren Rijiju said, in addition to border guarding duty, SSB is also playing important role in activities such as civic action, perception management and skill development programmes and he also spoke on the contribution of the SSB in disaster management operations with 2 battalions serving in National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
The Minister highlighted the challenges being faced by the force and commended valour and commitment of officers and jawans serving in border areas as well as left-wing extremism infested states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. He presented president police medal and Indian police medal to the officers and the staff.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
After the Chinese incursion of 1962, it was felt that the borders of the country could not be protected with the force of rifles alone. The government felt the backing and resolute will of a committed border population together with an in-depth understanding and familiarity of the terrain as well as the culture and ethos of the border population was required to defend the borders effectively.
As a result, a unique, unconventional yet specialized organization, which would function in the far, flung, vulnerable, strategic, remote, climatically and topographically difficult border areas and motivate the border population across several states towards the cause of protecting India’s national sovereignty was conceived as Special Service Bureau in 1962 and eventually created in March 1963. The SSB was renamed as the Sashastra Seema Bal in January 2001. SSB is part of the para-military force of India.