Current Affair Diary 15/09/2020

Assam Rifles

✓Recently, the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to take a decision on the issue of bringing Assam Rifles out of the dual control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

✓The administrative control of the Assam Rifles is with the MHA.

✓Its operational control rests with the MoD.

✓This duality of control leads to problems of coordination.

✓The matter involves servicemen/ex-servicemen and others whose interests are paramount as proclaimed from various platforms of the Government

✓Assam Rifles is a Central Paramilitary Force under the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

✓It came into being in 1835, as a militia called the ‘Cachar Levy’.

✓ To primarily protect British Tea estates and their settlements against tribal raids.

✓In November 2019, MHA proposed to merge it with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

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05/10/2020
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