137 women jawans have been inducted in TSR for the first time. Chief Minister of the state Professor (Dr) Manik Saha said this at the passing out parade of 14th and 15th Battalion of Tripura State Rifles at KTDS Police Training Academy in Narshingar on Friday.
On this day, the Chief Minister said that Tripura State Rifles (TSR) is the pride of the state. The TSR force in the state is in no way inferior to other police forces in the country. As a result, this force has a reputation throughout the country. TSR has demonstrated expertise in countering terrorist activities in the state in particular. Which certainly deserves praise. TSR camps are playing a responsible role in bringing administrative facilities to the people in remote villages of the state.
According to him, TSR camps are playing a responsible role in bringing administrative facilities to the people in the remote villages of the state. Civic action programs, health camps and administrative camps are being organized under the initiative of TSR Camp in collaboration with the local administration. TSR jawans in remote areas are making people aware about the various welfare schemes of the government and encouraging them to avail the benefits of the schemes. In the last two years, TSR and the police force have played an important role in countering the terrorists. Due to their activities, 24 terrorists and their accomplices have already surrendered.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also said that a total of 1413 people are recruited in the 14th and 15th battalions in TSR. Among them, 137 women jawans have been appointed for the first time in TSR as per the decision of the government to reserve 10 percent posts for women. They have been trained in a total of four training centers.
TSR recruits are thoroughly trained as per the syllabus prescribed for IR Battalion by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Friday ‘s passed out women TSR jawans will later be given special training on operations, law enforcement and crime against women.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha said that Tripura State Rifles (TSR) started its journey in the state in 1984. TSR forces were formed on the pattern of central forces due to lack of central paramilitary forces to counter terrorist activities at that time. The second battalion of the TSR was raised in September 1990.
The Chief Minister said that the state has about 856 km of international border. TSR forces are mainly deployed along the long border areas of the terror-ridden state. In addition to the TSR, a second phase of security is created by TSR jawans in the border areas. The role of TSR jawans in countering terrorist activities is commendable. In 2011, Tripura Police and TSR forces were honored with the ‘President’s Color Medal’ in recognition of their outstanding work. Tripura is the fourth state in the country to be honored with the President’s Color Medal. Also TSR forces have established their own identity in the state as ‘Pride of Tripura’.
The Chief Minister said that apart from countering terrorist activities, TSR forces are currently engaged in law and order, disaster management, industrial security, VIP security and anti-narcotics operations in the state. TSR jawans are undergoing training at CRPF’s Rapid Action Force training center on disaster management and law and order at NDRF’s training centre. At present one battalion of TSR is engaged in security work at ONGC and one company at OTPC. TSR forces are also on duty at TNGCL and NEPCO for the security of industrial areas in the state. TSR jawans are deployed and on duty along with Delhi Police in Parliament Street, Court premises, various embassy areas in Delhi as per the requirement of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Also, TSR forces are being deployed during the elections of various states and their efficient performance is gaining the reputation of the state. A more general improvement of the situation.
The Chief Minister said that the government has planned to deploy TSR jawans in urban areas to maintain law and order in urban areas. Also TSRs at Agartala, Udaipur, Dharmanagar, Ambassa, Kumarghat and Bilonia for maintaining law and order.