Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a 'one-to-one' meeting with the chiefs of paramilitary forces later this month in an effort to chalk out strategy for operational efficiency and welfare of these units that are about eight lakh strong.
Sources said that the meeting is scheduled for the third week of July in the Prime Minister's Office in presence of home minister Rajnath Singh and national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.
An agency report said the Union Home Ministry has asked these central armed police forces -- CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB and NSG -- to prepare their respective "talking points" for the proposed meeting and submit them to it, for forwarding to the PMO.
The Home Ministry has nominated Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) director general Prakash Mishra, the senior-most chief, to coordinate on the subject with all the forces, the order said.
The sources said while the exact agenda of the meeting is yet to be known but it has been indicated that the PM would be discussing with the directors generals (DGs) some major issues related to their requirements for overall operational efficacy and measures that can be ushered to make these services attractive for young aspirants.
They said the forces have been asked to prepare a report on the grievances being faced by junior and middle rank personnel which can be addressed through long term steps and will go a long way in boosting the morale of these troops deployed for internal security tasks.
The sources said issues related to timely promotions and delays in getting proper allowances to the jawans and officers are also expected to figure during the meeting which will have some specific speaking time reserved for each DG.
The forces, it is understood, have also been asked to prepare a report on the status of future recruitment and raising additional battalions.