As of right now in 2023, at least 4127 members of the Border Security Force and 2572 members of the Central Reserve Police Force have chosen to voluntarily retire from their positions, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The Rajya Sabha was informed by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai that there is no discernible trend in the number of cases of voluntary retirement in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifle (AR) but rather a variation from year to year.
“Reasons for voluntary retirement as indicated by forces are personal and domestic reasons including children/family issues, health issues of self or family members, social/family obligations and commitments, better career opportunities are some of the major reasons for voluntary retirement,” he informed.
Rai was responding to a question related to CAPF personnel seeking voluntary retirement.
He also disclosed that the government has implemented several measures, including conducting cadre reviews on time, offering modified assured career progression benefits, which provide three financial upgrades every ten, twenty, and thirty years of regular service to prevent stagnation, rotating units deployed in extremely difficult and difficult areas to normal areas, posting employees close to home during their final two years of superannuation, and extending loans for higher education, the purchase of a computer, a plot of land, or medical facilities, among other things, in an effort to lower the number of personnel seeking voluntary retirement.