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MHA to Describe Assam Rifles' Functions in NE States Before Parliamentary Board

MHA officials will give a detailed account of Assam Rifles' operations in a meeting as arranged at around 3:30 pm on Wednesday at the Parliament premises

MHA to Describe Assam Rifles Functions in NE States Before Parliamentary Board

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2022 7:04 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday will explain the operations of the Assam Rifles before a Parliamentary board as the branch is assigned to maintain law and order in the northeastern states of India with the Indian Army as well as to watch over the border between India and Myanmar.

MHA officials will give a detailed account of the functioning of the Indian Army's oldest branch, Assam Rifles to Abhishek Manu Singhvi, an MP in Rajya Sabha from West Bengal and a senior lawyer who will chair the meeting as arranged at around 3:30 pm at the premises of the Parliament.

Assam Rifles was in prominence when the force killed a dozen of civilians in Nagaland's Mon district in the previous year followed by a furious throng destroying the camps of the Assam Rifles in the region. Assam Rifles have turned out to be the only paramilitary force having a dual formation. While the functioning authority of the force is with the Indian Army operating under the Ministry of Defense, its administrative authority is with the MHA.

With an authorized strength of around 63,000 officials along with having 46 units apart from training and administrative personnel, Assam Rifles is a part of the six Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) functioning under the control of the MHA's administration. Being a force in CAPF, its perks, promotions as well as its retirement are organized in accordance with the rules set by the MHA for the personnel working in the CAPF.

The Assam Rifles is the Indian Army's most elderly branch counting back to 1835 during the epoch of the British Raj. The current name "Assam Rifles" has been applied since 1917.


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