Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

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  • The CISF is a central armed police force under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It was initially established in 1969 under CISF Act, 1968 to protect major PSUs.
  • However, it was converted to armed force with a larger ambit under an amendment to the Act in 1983.
  • CISF is tasked with providing security to various government installations including country‚Äôs airports, metros etc.
  • Now, CISF provides security to industrial ventures and establishments, VIPs and engages in disaster management amongst others.
  • It also has Fire Wing to response to fire emergencies/accidents.
  • With force larger than 1,65,000 it is the largest security force in the world.