Union Cabinet approved the Organised Group A Service status to senior officers of the CAPF

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted the Organised Group A Service status to senior officers of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). This will ending the years of legal battle and ensure better service benefits for the CAPF.
The cabinet approved the extension of benefit of Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) and Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) to the group A service officers of these paramilitary forces. The move comes after a Supreme Court order asked the government to extend the benefit, which are already available to IPS, IAS, IRS and IFS officers, to CAPF officers.

Organised Group A Service status Benefits:
The approval will benefit around 1,200 such officers. This will grant NFFU to eligible Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF and would also benefit Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre Officers of CAPF to avail the benefit of NFSG at an enhanced rate of 30% as per guidelines.
The benefit would be availed by the group ‘A’ officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) , Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal. 

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF):
CAPF refers to a combination of seven security forces in India. It functions under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. 
The 7 security forces are the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Assam Rifles (AR), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

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