Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)



  • The Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Shri Amit Shah attended the 53rd Raising Day celebrations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Ghaziabad today as the Chief Guest.
  • On this occasion, the Union Home Minister took the salute and presented medals to officers and Jawans of CISF for gallantry and outstanding services.



  • The Central Industrial Security Force came into existence in 1969 to provide integrated security cover to certain sensitive public sector undertakings with a strength of only three battalions.
  • The force has since grown into a premier multi-skilled organization with a present strength of 1,63,590 personnel.
  • The CISF at present provides security cover to 353 establishments through the length and breadth of the country.
  • The CISF also has its own Fire Wing which provides services to 104 of the above establishments.


  • The CISF security umbrella includes India’s most critical infrastructure facilities like nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants etc. In addition, the CISF also protects important government buildings, iconic heritage monuments and the Delhi Metro. The CISF also has a specialized VIP Security vertical providing round the clock security to important protectees.



·       Post the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, the mandate of CISF was broadened to provide security cover to private corporate establishments also.

·       The CISF also provides security consultancy services to private entities and its services are much in demand.

·       The CISF sets very high standards for itself ; both in terms of the professional calibre of its personnel as well as adopting cutting edge technology to enhance security.

·       The CISF is well equipped to successfully respond to any security threat including terrorism.

·       The hallmark of the force is to continuously evolve and reinvent itself to keep in tune with the changing security environment in the country.

·       The CISF is also the only Central Armed Police Force with a daily public interface; in the airports, in the Delhi Metro and in the iconic monuments and is hence very conscious of the requirement to balance security procedures with a people friendly approach.


Source: THE HINDU.