CAPF Soldiers get Air Travel to and Fro J & K
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to provide air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes for all the personnel of the Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF), which also includes the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The air travel is for personnel to go or on return from leave. Earlier, air travel was offered only to officers in these sectors.
The decision benefits around 780,000 personnel of the CAPFs from the constable, head constable to assistant sub-inspector. This big change comes following the Pulwama attack that took place on February 14th.
The existing air courier services for CAPFs were also extended in all sectors by the home ministry to help the jawans reach the place early.