Special Armed Force
The Special Armed Force was established in the year 1993 with a view to accommodate the retrenched Border Wing Home guards’ personnel. (vide Home Department Memo No. F.26 (II)-PD/89(L) dated 23-06-1993 with the concurrence of Finance Department No. 1757/FIN (G)/93, dated 23-06-93 as proposed by Sri B.J.K. Thampi, IPS former Director General of Police).
The Border Wing Home Guards Battalion was raised in the year 1977 to help the B.S.F. in the deployment along the International Border of Tripura with Bangladesh (vide Govt. of India Ministry of Home Affairs No. 1/17/75-DGCD (HG), dated 15-10-1976). The BW.HG.BN personnel were appointed in two categories i.e. (1) full time and (2) part time.
On 15-11-92 the part time BW. HG. BN. Personnel were discharged from service on the basis of de-requisition request received from B.S.F. authority (vide their letter No. ICA/OPS/1257-BW.HG.BN. /90/21033-54, dated, 14-11-1992). After having been discharged from the service the above BWHGBN. Personnel approached the Government to get back their job and finally the Govt. considered their case by creating 429 personal posts of different Ranks, such as Havilder –2, NK-4, LNK-16, Const.-393, Cook-7 & Water Carrier-7 & raised a new Police Unit styled as Special Armed Force (vide Govt. of Tripura, Home Department Memo No.F.26 (II)-PD/89(L), dated, 23-06-93). Accordingly, in the month of July’ 1993 the S.A.F. started functioning as per PHQ Memo No.29225-52/F.18 (15)-PHQ/93, dated, 25-06-93, Standing Circular Order No.01/93,communicated Vide PHQ Memo No.32428-530/C-41 (I)/Police/81, dated, 22-07-93. Thereafter, as per Order of PHQ issued from time to time the strength of personal posts of different categories were increased from 429 to 644 due to transfer of personnel from other Units who were appointed earlier against 240 personal posts of different ranks, such as Havilder-18, NK-48, LNK-53, Const.-154,Cook & W/Carrer-5, created vide Home Department No. F.26 (II)-PD/88, dated 22-06-89.
The 1st Commandant of SAF was Shri G. S. Khan, Ex-CPMF officer.
Function/ character of duties:-The main function of Special Armed Force at present is to provide armed escorts to important dignitaries as and when required and as asked from PHQ, Tripura. Apart from the above, SAF personnel are also deployed at various residential guards and Office complex including Police HQrs, Tripura. At present total 47 Nos Guards are manned by SAF Unit and 36 Nos VIP Escorts are run by this unit. In addition, SAF personnel are also being deployed for law and order duties, Election related duties etc.
Organizational setup:- On being setup in the year 1993 the SAF Unit was divided into “Adm” Coy, “A”-Coy,”B”-Coy, “C”-Coy & “D”-Coy. The Coys have their respective Offices in the SAF complex and are provided with CHM and Coy 2-IC(Rank of Sub-Inspr.) under the overall command of Commandant, SAF. The SAF building is located in the A.D.Nagar Police lines at extreme South, where previously the TAP 2nd BN. HQr was functioning.
The present strength of SAF unit is as follows:-
(a) Posted strength - 496
(b) Attached from other unit - 14
(c) Attached to other unit - 30
Hierarchy of Officers :-
(ii) Asstt. Commandant-01
Rules and Regulation:-
SAF Organisation has been functioning till date as per the rules and regulation laid down by PHQ.
As a part of modernization drive and up gradation of SAF Office 02(Two) Computers have been installed at the Office. In addition, 02(Two) Maruti Gypsy vehicles are provided to this Unit for operational use.01 (One) Inflatable emergency light system is provided to SAF store. Sophisticated Arms like 5.56mm INSAS Rifles have been supplied to this unit. One Xerox machine has also been installed here.
Welfare measures adopted by this unit:-
As a part of welfare measure for the personnel of SAF two newly constructed half wall barrack with cemented flooring have been completed and the Jawans are residing there. 03(Three) Nos Raima Water Filters have been installed at the Office complex and the Mess for supply of pure drinking water. Moreover, repair of the old double storied barracks at the SAF complex is under process. Newly constructed static water Filter at the entrance of SAF Office is also laid. A new Ambulance (Maruti Van) is at present available at the MT complex which is used as and when required for shifting injured/ sick patients of this unit. 02(Two) Canteens, one dry (Grocery) & another wet canteen are being run by the personnel of this unit.
SAF personnel have been performing their assigned duties with utmost discipline and dedication in their respective field of work under the able guidance and command of Shri Keshab Debbarma, TPS Gr-I Commandant, SAF.
How can we help you and how can you help us:-
Contact SAF HQrs at telephone number 91381-237 0217
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