For the first time in Uttar Pradesh, security forces are setting up a Central government paramilitary-type unit for special security purposes. Initially, the government will select soldiers from the state armed forces and after completion of professional training, they will be shifted to the Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath has approved setting up of the Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force to provide security to the metro stations, airports, and highly sensitive state-owned government organisations in the region.
A high-level meeting held in the chief minister’s residence under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath in the state capital on Friday (26 June) evening resolved to approve the proposal of setting up of UP Special Security Force (UPSSF).
UPSSF formation will be in the pattern of the Central Industrial Security Force, in order to provide security for these sensitive locations that demand high security.
Yogi Adityanath also gave a directive to the officers to take up an immediate step and start the process of formation of UPSSF. The chief minister said, in the first phase five battalions will be formed and more will be constituted accordingly as per the requirement of the government.
According to the government, UPSSF will be deployed in metro stations, banks, financial institutions, railway stations, airports, and state government organisations where high-level security is required.
The CM remarked that UPSSF personnel will be trained and equipped with the latest security systems, adding that after completion of training UPSSF security personnel will be deployed in various state-run facilities.
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Last Updated Jun 27, 2020, 3:00 PM IST