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CISF wants staff posted at Delhi airport to stay with families

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security to the Delhi airport, has proposed 100% house rent allowance (HRA) for its personnel posted there.

delhi Updated: Jul 25, 2016 23:39 IST
Faizan Haidar
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The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security to the Delhi airport, has proposed 100% house rent allowance (HRA) for its personnel posted there. (Hindustan Times)

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security to the Delhi airport, has proposed 100% house rent allowance (HRA) for its personnel posted there.

At present, only 45% of staff can avail of HRA and the rest of them have to live in barracks. As Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is considered to be a highly sensitive zone, the force wants its staff to stay focused, for which they feel living with family is important.

“The condition of the barracks is not good and the staff wants to live with their family members. But as per the current policy, we cannot give HRA to more than 45% employees. Most of them are ready to live on their own expenses. Many have come from far flung areas and want to stay with their family,” said a senior CISF official, who did not wish to be named.

“If the Ministry of Home Affairs allows us to give HRA to all the employees, we can ask the staff to stay wherever they want and come to duty on time. Security of the airport will not be compromised as we will have a striking reserve force of 400 personnel in the barracks,” the official added.

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CISF officials said the new directive would help them solve transportation problems, since staff can be asked to commute on their own.

“The rules were framed keeping in mind that staff should live near the installation they are providing security to. But the society has changed and people want to live in better places and with their family. Barracks are not ideal for someone who wants to live in a proper home-like condition. The satisfaction of the staff matters a lot,” official added.

The CISF has requested the airport operator to construct residential complex for the staff.

At present, around 5,000 personnel are posted for the security of the airport and the number is likely to go up in the coming days.