The CISF on Saturday declared a special grant of Rs 5,000 per annum for about 300 specially-abled children of its troopers as part of a welfare initiative. The declaration for the maiden financial assistance was made by the wives welfare association of the paramilitary called ‘Sanrakshika’.
“Various initiatives have been taken for the welfare of the wards and families of the force personnel. We are committed to empowerment of the children and families of the force and to make them responsible citizens of the country. The latest financial grant is a step in that direction,” Gunita Singh, President of the association and wife of CISF chief Surender Singh, said.
The first certificates were handed over to children of the troopers at an event in the capital by Nilam Pratap Singh, wife of Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy. “About 300 children are getting the assistance in the first go from the welfare fund of the association and the force. More eligible children will be included in the scheme soon,” a senior Central Industrial Security Force officer said.
The 1.47-lakh personnel strong CISF is tasked with the security of major civilian airports in the country apart from securing vital installations in the aerospace and nuclear domain.