New Delhi: The Central government is allowing 'jawans' of Central Police Forces to spend 100 days in a year with their families, said MoS Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai.

"Government is doing everything to allow jawans to spend 100 days in a year with their families. There have been multiple efforts from the Government to give all possible facilities to Jawans of Central Armed Police Forces," said Rai on 55th Raising Day of BSF in New Delhi on Sunday.

He said that the government has increased the retirement age of ‘jawans’ to 60 years and is committed to providing modern technology to them.

"The Indian government is committed to providing modern technology for the security of our jawans. Government has increased the retirement age of jawans to 60 years. Jawans posted in Kashmir will be provided free of cost air travel from Jammu to Delhi," he added.

"Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak is secure under Border Security Force. Due to the efforts of jawans, enemies have to think multiple times before any intrusion or committing any crime," he added.

"Delhi Development Authority to provide 1 BHK flats on affordable rates to wives of those who have won gallantry award or who have lost their lives on duty. Under Paramilitary Salary Package Scheme, personal accident insurance amount increased to Rs 30 Lakhs," said Rai.

BSF established on December 1, 1965, is a paramilitary force charged with guarding India's land borders during peacetime and preventing transnational crime. It is under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It currently stands as the world's largest border guarding force.

 In India, the Army officers can take up to 60 days of annual leave and 20 days of casual leave that ate paid. Out of these casual leaves can be taken three at a time whereas annual leaves are around 30 days at a time.

Now, thanks to the Centre's decision, soldiers can take 100 days of leaves per year.