In the year 2014-15, after Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India, the number of resignations had touched 5289
There has been a rise in the number of paramilitary officials seeking voluntary retirement before time. According to a report presented before the Parliament, there has been a 450 per cent increase in the number of voluntary retirements and resignations from the paramilitary forces. Underlining the issue, home minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the paramilitary officials have resigned on personal grounds. He also added that in the year 2016-17 alone, 9065 paramilitary personnel have resigned, and those included officials from CRPF, BSF, IBS, ITB, CISF, SSB and Armed rifle.
However, in the year 2014-15, after Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India, the number of resignations had touched 5289 and in the year 2015-16 the number had decreased to 2105. According to the sources, paramilitary officers’ low salary, anxiety because of work and the unavoidable circumstances are the reasons given for seeking voluntary retirements before time, as reported by Jansatta.
Because of the increasing number of resignation, the number of officials in the paramilitary forces has decreased. According to the Home Ministry, the escalation in the number of voluntary retirement is affecting the security setup of India. In the year 2016-17, the highest number of officials seeking voluntary retirement are from BSF, 3280 from CRPF and 765 other officers.
Rijiju has also said that after working for 20 years, the officials want to live a normal life and because of their personal reasons, the number of voluntary retirements/ resignations has escalated.
The Seventh pay commission presented in 2015 had suggested a uniform retirement age for all paramilitary forces at 60 years was suggested.