12JC01A.qxd 9/11/2012 5:02 PM Page 1 CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2012 The world’s largest para-military force offers an exciting career brimming with patriotic fervour and empowered professionalism BORDER SECURITY FORCE Sentinelsof peace GAURI CHHABRA In an era of constant flux where political correctness has eclipsed political truth and facts have succumbed to fads, we need a strong watch over our border. And to keep India’s multitudes in a worriless domain regarding security, the BSF works day in and day out to prevent transnational crime. The Border Security Force (BSF) is a border guarding force of India. Established on December 1, 1965, it is a paramilitary force charged with guarding India’s land borders during peace time and preventing transnational crime. It is a Union Government agency under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs. BSF, one of the largest para-military forces in the world, is a versatile force, responsible for guarding our vast and volatile borders not only against trans-border criminals but also against heavily armed trans-border terrorism. Primarily concerned with guarding the borders, the security forces also inces- santly remain involved in combating insurgency and militancy in various parts of the country. Because of its friendly and human face, BSF remains the much sought after force for combating and containing serious law and order situations in sensitive and violenceprone pockets of the country. And this is not all. In times of war, BSF works as a force multiplier and contributes substantially towards over all war efforts as a credible front line force. If you want to go in for a profession that has a unique amalgam of the power of the soldier and pelf of the police, border men or the prahari is the unique profession, you will find yourself in. You might find yourself performing a triple role for your motherland — safe- guarding the border, maintaining law and order situation in the interior, and fighting a war. It teaches you to sweat during peace to ensure that the country does not bleed during war. Organisational set-up Headquartered in New Delhi, and headed by the Director General, BSF has a welldefined organisational set up that breathes a culture impregnated with patriotic fervour and empowered professionalism. Various directorates like Operations, Communications and IT, Training, Engineering, General, Law, Provisioning, Administration, Personnel, Medical and Finance, function under the DG. Each Directorate is headed by an IG who heads the Field Formations also known as Frontiers Head Quarters (Ftr HQ). There are 10 such frontiers under which Sector Head Quarters (SHQ) function headed by a DIG each. BSF is the only Indian paramilitary force to have its own air wing, marine wing and artillery regiments, which support the General Duty Battalions in their operations. The BSF also has a national level school for breeding and training of dogs. Dogs from other CPOs and state police are sent to National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD) to be trained in infantry patrol, detection of explosives, tracking and the like. The BSF maintains a Tear Smoke Unit, which is unique in India. The TSU is ROAD TO RECRUITMENT ❙ In the general cadre recruitment is done in the rank of Constable, SI and Assistant Commandant whereas in communication it is in rank of ASI, HC (RO) and HC (Fitter). Education qualification for a constable/HC/ASI is Matriculation and age should be 18-23 years whereas for SI it is a bachelor's degree and age between 20-25 years. Age relaxation is available for SC/ST/OBC/ex-servicemen and other categories as per the instructions issued by the government. For NCC cadets, possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate or outstanding achievements in sports or athletics will be an added qualification ❙ Border Security Force (BSF) Assistant Commandant Examination is conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs. As many as 50 per cent posts of Assistant Commandants are filled by direct recruitment, including 10 per cent from SSCO, and balance 50 per cent by elevation promotion from Inspector. ❙ Assistant Commandant (Technical): In case you wish to opt for the technical domain, you need to have a BSc in electronics stream, you can be deputed for appointment for Assistant Commandant (Technical). ❙ There can also be an entry via the executive posts, after undergoing the Battalion Signal Officers Course. Later on, you may graduate to higher posts in communication hierarchy, apart from performing general duties in various ranks. The recruitment details appear in the Employment News and national newspapers and are also announced onradio and television. 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