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Will do Yoga, will not retire

delhi Updated: Sep 06, 2011 20:30 IST

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Yoga classes for better stress management. This is one of the measures introduced by the government to check voluntary retirement from paramilitary forces.

Minister of state for home affairs Jitendra Singh also told the Lok Sabha that a transparent leave policy had been implemented and grievances redressal machinery had been revamped.

According to the minister, 6,897 voluntary retirements took place in 2008 from six paramilitary forces: Assam Rifles, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Sena Bal (SSB).

The number rose to 13,033 in 2009 and slid to 10,982 in 2010. The figure stood at 5,274 till the end of July this year.

The maximum retirements took place in BSF, followed by CRPF and Assam Rifles.

The minister said the government had also ordered regular interaction, both formal and informal, among commanders, officers and troops of these paramilitary forces.