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Press Release

New Delhi (20th December, 2017):- Sh. Rajni Kant Mishra, IPS, Director General , SSB took the salute of 54th Raising Day Parade  as a part of SSB Anniversary celebrations  today  on 20th December, 2017 at its 25th Battalion, Ghitorni Campus, New Delhi. The function was followed by magnificent march past of the contingents drawn from all frontiers and  training centers and felicitate of the 19 awardees of DG’s Golden Discs and 69 awardees of Silver Discs.  Later, the  colorful display by  SSB troops, Dog squad, Motorcycle riders and Parkour event  was captivating and  exhilarating.

 The programme was attended by Sh. Jyotirmay Chakravarty, ADG, SSB and senior officers from SSB Force Headquarters and family members of SSB Officers and personnel.  Fifteen  Nepalese Armed Police Force Officers were also present to witness the parade.  The presence of Nepalese Police officers is a part of regular interchange and interaction at different levels of APF (Armed Police Force) of Nepal and SSB.

            SSB has always served with the motto of “Service, Security and Brotherhood” wherever it has been deployed since its inception in the year 1963.  After getting converted into Border Guarding Force, SSB got deployed on Indo-Nepal Border(INB) in 2001 and later on Indo-Bhutan Border(IBB) in year 2004.  At present, 45 SSB battalions are deployed on the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.  On INB and IBB it has established and operationalized 635 BOPs (Border Out Posts) to fulfill its mandated duties of safeguarding  the security of INB & IBB and promote sense of security among the people living in border area and to Prevent trans-border crimes.

 

Besides above, 05 battalions of SSB are deployed in J & K for counter-insurgency, 07 battalions are deployed in Naxal affected areas to fight LWE (Left Wing Extremism) in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh and 02 battalions are deployed in the state of Assam for counter-insurgency operations and Law & Order duties.  SSB has performed successfully all its assigned duties in its area of deployment. Besides, SSB has also remained deployed during elections, Sri AmarnathYatra, Law & Order duties in various states. 

 

 

SSB has achieved several milestones during 2017, in order to augment the operational efficiency of SSB, 650 combatised posts for intelligence set-up for the Force have been created and operationalized, including 07 posts of DIsG which will further strengthen its border management duties specially when international  borders being open and porous.

 

·        18 Rescue & Relief Teams have been  operationalized  at all Sector Headquarters with better training and equipments to  enhance the capabilities of the Force in its AOR as first responder in case of any disasters. 

·        To meet  the main challenge for Forces deployed in LWE (Left Wing Extremism) areas, North-Eastern states or in J&K, the existing Bomb Detection and Disposal Squads have been doubled to 06 by raising 03 additional BDDS teams.

·        04 Bns. are also in the process for raising and they will be operationised by 31st December, 2017, taking the tally of  battalions to 73  thus achieving full authorization. This includes two Bns. on deputation to NDRF.

·        Border Out Posts is the most important and smallest unit of any Border Guarding Force.  SSB has established 08 new  Border Out Posts (INB-04 & IBB-04) under Frontier Ranikhet, Siliguri, Guwahati and Tezpur.  This has increased the total number of BOPs from 627 in January, 2017 to 635 in Nov, 2017. These new BOPs will strengthen our security arrangements on the borders. 

·        In an open and porous  border, Integrated Check Posts  have immense importance for smooth movement of humans and materials.  Out of 4 authorized Integrated Check Posts (ICPs), 2 ICPs commenced functioning at Raxaul and Jogbani, both are in Bihar.

·        SSB took the initiative and became First CAPF to enter into “MoU” with National Skill Development Corporation. SSB has also launched three months long fresh Skill Development Training programme at SSB Recruit Training Centre Gorakhpur on 9th July, 2017.

 

      Prevention of trans-border crimes, smuggling and other illegal activities is the mandate designated to SSB by Govt. of India. SSB made several operational achievements this year which is much higher than the previous year in all its priority areas. Year 2017 saw unprecedented action against trans-border offences and trafficking in Narcotics, Wildlife, Forest Items, FICN etc. More than  Rupees 600 crores of seizure have been carried out by SSB in the year 2017 showing remarkable increase by 129% over the seizure value of the year 2016 and  Compared to 4780  apprehended offenders in 2016, 7233 offenders were arrested in 2017. 

In the year 2017, SSB was successful in ensuring surrender of 44 Naxals and apprehension of 178 Naxals /Maoists and linkmen. Besides this, SSB also seized 63 weapons, 425 ammunition and 261 Kgs of explosives from the possession of apprehended Naxals. Apart from these, SSB also seized 2 grenades, 10 improvised bombs and recovered and destroyed 95 IED’s. Besides, 97 detonators and 41 Kgs Ammonia Nitrate powder were also seized. During the year 2016, SSB rescued 533 victims and arrested 160 traffickers in 87 cases of Human Trafficking along INB and IBB whereas in 2017 till now SSB rescued 605 victims and apprehended 151 Human Traffickers in 151 cases of Human Trafficking.  SSB Battalions deployed in Naxal affected areas under Sector Headquarters, Gaya of Frontier Headquarters, Patna have successfully destroyed the poppy cultivation in 194.95 acres of land.

(Through promotion  more responsibilities are delegated to an employee and it is a major form of boosting up their motivation and morale.) The promotion of nearly 6000 officers and personnel in various ranks have been effected, this includes the up-gradation of 4,095 Constables to the rank of Head Constables. The Cadre review of various categories which was overdue leading to discontentment has recently been addressed in respect of Group ‘A’ officers (Combatised and Group A,B,C of Non-combatised cadre).  

A number of  software have also been  designed and are operationalised in SSB for the administrative effectiveness:

·        E-appointment Information Management System: - For online issuance of offer of appointment, appointment orders, status of joining, generating reminders for joining, updating  vacancies on routine basis.

·        E-Disciplinary Information Monitoring System (e-DIMS):-For monitoring disciplinary cases.

·        Parliament Question Database: - To store relevant data of Parliament Questions and replies sent year/session wise.

·        E-Service Book: - To have complete access of service related details in the from of e-service book to Force personnel.

·        Pay Fixation software: - In-house software has been developed in Excel for fixation of pay in respect of Force personnel w.e.f 01.01.2016 and grant of subsequent increment as on 01.07.2016.

Besides above, SSB has been the pioneer and first among all CAPFs to introduce “MYSSB” Mobile App for the welfare & administrative convenience of serving personnel. This App includes details  and information about salary , GPF , service particulars , grievance redressal  mechanism , transfer application and deputation. 52768     SSB   personnel have downloaded the application for their use.

 

In our  consistent  endeavor to modernize and upgrade  the operational capabilities of the Force, technologically advanced Force multipliers like UAV, Explosive & Narcotics Detectors & laser fencing system have been introduced.   Fresh authorization from MHA for 9917 Assault Rifles, 22 Automatic Grenade Launcher, 324 UBGL & 14 MGL were received and they will be procured by March, 2018. Addition of 07 Nos of Mine Protected Vehicles, 15 Light Armed Troop Carriers and 12 Bullet Proof Vehicles to our fleet to ensure safe movement of SSB troops in insurgency and Naxal infested areas.

            SSB with its unflinching and resolute belief in its motto of “Service Security and Brotherhood” has always carried out the  Perception Management Programmes solely  focused and  aimed at guiding and strengthening  the motives, emotions, and beliefs  of our stakeholder border population  through our inclusive  approach by consolidating their feelings of nationalism . 

In 2017, SSB have treated 89328 patients under head MCA (Medical Civic Action) of 1645 villages. 1133 nos. of motivational talks were delivered by SSB officers. Medicines worth of Rs. 61,75,235 were distributed among patients of bordering villages. In 2017, under VCA (Veterinary Civic Action) programme in the AOR (Area of Responsibility) of SSB 95701 nos. livestock were treated in 456 camps. Artificial insemination of 542 animals has also been conducted during the year 2017.

Besides, SSB has also facilitated the implementation of various Government Schemes in remote and underdeveloped  border areas. A total of 226 persons have received loans and got benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna during the year 2017 and similarly 34 ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ awareness programmes were conducted on INB/IBB, Naxal affected areas and Terrorist affected areas, . 

Under the aegis of Skill development programme, 30 training/course for imparting computer, tailoring, motor repairing, mobile repairing, mushroom and poultry training have been conducted and under which 779 border youths got benefitted during the current year.

            SSB conducted a First ever Seminar on “Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime” on 22.09.17 at Vigyan Bhawan. Mass public awareness was also launched against Human Trafficking and child labour recently at Sonbarsa, Sitamarhi (Bihar).  An Inter-state Workshop was also conducted by SSB on ‘Human Trafficking & Child Labour” with an objective to bring all the stake-holders working for combating this menace on to a common platform. In its noble approach to counter the menace of human trafficking, SSB launched “Jagriti” Awarness Bus   for mass awareness of the border population against the evils of human trafficking.

The employee welfare schemes acts as a morale booster in any organization ,DG, SSB, as Chairman of Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB), a charge held by DGs of the Central Armed Police Forces by rotation, conceptualized and facilitated the launch of “WARB App” for the benefit of all retired personnel of all CAPFs and Assam Rifles. 37 wards of SSB serving and retired personnel have been granted Prime Minister’s Scholarship @ Rs. 24,000/- to boys and @ Rs. 24,000/- to girls as fresh and renewal cases for the year 2016-17.

11 popular locations spread all over India like Faridabad, Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna etc. have been identified and are under various stages of development for construction of Separated Family Accommodation (SFA) for the welfare of our troops and families. 

Our sports personnel continue to bring laurels to the Force and the nation. Recently, in the highest World Cup of SepakTakraw i.e. King’s Cup-2017 held at Thailand w.e.f 11th to 17th Dec. 2017, India won Gold in Men’s Double event by defeating Iran 2-0. Two SSB players namely HC Seitaram Singh and CT Malemnganba Singh represented India.   In various International/national sports championships, SSB sportspersons won 36 Gold, 21 Silver & 28 Bronze medals, whereas in All India Police Duty Meet SSB won 2 Gold, 8 Silver & 6 Bronze medals from January, 2016 to till date. The Dog Spencer (German Shepherd) has won the Gold Medal in the Tracker event during 58th All India Police Duty Meet Competition held at Punjab Police Academy during the month of March 2017. The canine continues to exhibit outstanding operational services for the Force in its duties in the field also.

Although the Force gained a lot during the period , SSB sacrificed  its valiant and brave  sons during this period, on 9th May 2017 SI(GD) Amal Sarkar of 15thBn SSB Kajalgaon, Assam,   martyred in a joint operation against NDFB(S) militants , one NDFB Militant was also naturalized  in the operation and on  20th September, 2017 HC/GD Ram ParveshYadav attained martyrdom while fighting against militants at Banihal tunnel (J&K). SSB salutes Late SI/GD Amal Sarkar and Late HC/GD Ram ParveshYadav for their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. 

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                                                       Public Relation Officer

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