Central Industrial Security Force (CISF): Objectives & Functions

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  • One of the Central Armed Police Forces in India.
  • Set up under an Act of the Parliament of India in 1969. Subsequently made an armed force of India by another Act of Parliament passed in 1983.
  • Under Department of Internal Security (Ministry of Home Affairs).
  • Functions
    • To provide security cover to over 356 industrial units (including 13 Private Sector Units), government infrastructure projects and facilities and establishments located all over India. These include:
      • atomic power plants,
      • space installations,
      • mines,
      • oil fields and refineries,
      • major ports,
      • heavy engineering,
      • steel plants,
      • barrages,
      • fertiliser units,
      • airports
      • hydroelectric/thermal power plants owned and controlled by Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs),
      • currency note presses.
    • Among its duties are guarding sensitive governmental buildings, the Delhi Metro, and providing airport security.
    • Also provides consultancy services to private industries as well as other organisations within the Indian government. Scope of CISF’s consulting practice includes security consulting and fire protection consulting.
    • Also plays a major role in Disaster Management. CISF has a ‘Fire Wing’ which helps during fire accidents in Industries where the CISF is on guard.
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