Home Minister Amit Shah launches ‘Prahari’ app for BSF Jawans

Shah said ‘Prahari’ has been created for the allotment of houses to BSF personnel. He said that this is also a great example of proactive governance

NEW DELHI | Updated: 29 December, 2022 8:45 pm IST
Union Home minister Amit Shah

Information regarding the availability of accommodations or the status of their leaves is now just an app away for the brave jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF). The app was launched by Union Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday.

Terming the app as a great example of proactive governance, Shah said, “Now jawans can get personal information and information related to accommodations, Ayushmann-CAPF and leaves on their mobiles.”

Be it GPF, biodata, grievance redressal through Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CP-GRAMS) or information on various welfare schemes, now Jawans can get all this information through the app. This app will also connect them with the portal of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Shah also congratulated BSF Director General Pankaj Kumar and his entire team for the revision and update of 13 manuals, which will increase the understanding of operations, administration and training and speed up the work. Shah said these new initiatives will bring ease and convenience to the work of the BSF.

The home minister said that the BSF guards the country’s most difficult border. “After Atal ji conceptualised ‘One Border, One Force’, the responsibility of our borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh has come under the responsibility of the BSF and the brave soldiers of the BSF are manning these borders with great vigilance, strength and promptness, as well as consistent efforts,” said Shah.

Shah further said that Prime minister Narendra Modi has recently started the Vibrant Village programme. He urged all the Border Security Forces that, through the Vibrant Village program, they should make efforts towards increasing tourism in the village, making it self-sufficient with complete facilities.

Shah also said that the security of the border can be ensured only when the border villages are populated. Along with the deployment of Jawans on the borders, only the patriotic citizens living in the village can provide permanent security and all the border guarding forces should strengthen it.

In the last three years, the BSF has seized approximately 26,000 kg of narcotics and 2,500 arms and ammunition. Anti-drone technology on borders is still in the experimental stage, but it has been successful to a great extent.

BSF has shot down 22 drones on the Western border in the last six months, which is a significant accomplishment. BSF also shot down drones carrying weapons to spread narcotics and terrorism with nefarious intentions.

“It is very important to implement initiatives in border areas that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to make the country self-reliant,” Shah said.

“When Ayushman Bharat Yojana, gas, electricity and drinking water facilities are provided in border villages, only then will people living there feel that someone cares about them and that they should stay in the village,” he said.

During the launch of the app, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, Union Home Secretary, Director General of BSF, Chief Secretaries of Union Territories and several senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Union Territories and BSF were also present.

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