INDIA RESERVE BATTALION               

 INTRODUCTION

             The IRBn scheme was formulated by the Union Government to overcome the ever increasing demand from the States for deployment of CPFs on Law & Order and Internal Security Duties.  It also indented to assist the States to reduce their dependence of CPFs.

            IRBns are provided to the State on expenditure sharing basis to strengthen the State Armed Police machinery with a view to improving their capability of handing internal security and law & order situation as also reducing their dependence on CPFs.  It is clarified that IRBns. will be integral part of State Armed Police Bns. notwithstanding their initial funding being shared by the Central Government and that there are some guidelines to be followed which may be different from SAP guidelines.  The general guidelines for raising of India Reserve Battalions are detailed below:-

          An IRBn should normally consist of seven companies out of which 06 companies should be deployable.  One company of the IRBn is to be kept as reserve for rotational training etc.  The structure of the Battalion will also include medical, wireless and ministerial components.  Structure of a Company should be akin to a company of State Armed Police with appropriate modifications.  However standard Central Police Force structure can also be adopted.

         Under the scheme of India Reserve (IR) Battalions, the Government of India meets the standard cost of raising of IRBn by way of 50% grant and 50% long term interest free loan to the State Government.

         The cost reimbursed by the Central Government is to be spent on procurement of weapons, vehicles and other logistics items.   The State Government has to incur Capital expenditure for providing the basic infrastructure such as land, building etc. to the IRBn in addition to the annual recurring expenditure for IRBn.

        The expenditure on the Battalion after initial raising is to be borne by the State Government. Pay & allowances of personnel of IRBn would be determined by the State and should be similar to personnel of State Armed Police. 

 

2. Raising of India Reserve Battalion at Union Territory of Puducherry                   (Structures functioning and related issues.)

        Sanction of the President of India  for Raising one INDIA RESERVE BATTALION by UT of Puducherry  was conveyed to the Govt of Puducherry by MHA vide letter No-11-27011/10/2003-PF II(vii) dtd 16/10/2003. The Union Government has also sanctioned an amount of 13 Crores as the standard cost of Rising of the Battalion.

       Sub-sequent to this sanction of Lt Governor of Puducherry had been accorded vide G.O.Ms. No 43 dated 29/07/2004 for the creation of 1007 posts of INDIA RESERVE BATTALION for PUDUCHERRY.  Accordingly the post were filled up by direct recruitment (for constables and Sub-Inspectors) and by deputation  from other Para Military Forces/ Puducherry Armed Police.

 

3.   ADMINISTRATION

A.     Battalion will be under the Command of an officer designated as commandant.

B.     Battalion will consist Seven Companies.

C.     In the administration of the battalion 3 Deputy Commandant and 07 Assistant Commandant will assist    

         the Commandant.

D.    Each coy will be headed by an Assistant Commandant, and SIs  as platoon commander  

 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Sri. ALOK KUMAR VERMA, I.P.S

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

PUDUCHERRY

 

HEAD OF THE OFFICE

Dr.V.J.CHANDRAN, PPS

COMMANDANT

INDIA RESERVE BATTALION

 

SUPERVISORY HEADS

 

Manoj Kumar

Deputy commandant

(HQ)

Vijayakumar

Deputy commandant

(DDO)

S. Mohanan

Deputy commandant

(QM)

 

Assistant Commandants

 

Sasikumar

P.N.Nair

Patra

Ajaykumar

Jayaram  

R.Vedam

Indian Reserve BATTALION STRENGTH

SN

Rank

Sanctioned Strength

Present Strength

VACANCY

1.

Commandant

1

Addl. Charge by SSP (HQ)

1

-

2.

Deputy Commandants

3

3

-

3.

Assistant Commandants

7

6

1

4.

Inspectors

7

--

7

5.

Sub-Inspectors

23

11

12

6.

Asstt. Sub-Inspectors.

18

9

9

7.

Head Constables.

160

104

56

8.

Constables

675

645

30

9.

Water Carriers

15

15

-

10.

Sweepers

15

15

-

11.

Cooks

24

24

-

12.

Dhobis

8

8

-

13.

Barbers

7

7

-

 

Total

963

847

116

MINISTERIAL STAFF

1.

Head Clerk

1

Nil

1

2.

Clerks

5

Nil

5

3.

Steno.

1

Nil

1

 

Total

7

 

WIRELESS STAFF

1.

Inspector

1

Nil

1

2.

Sub-Inspectors

2

Nil

2

3.

Head Constables

4

Nil

4

4.

Constables

26

23

3

 

Total

33

23

10

MEDICAL STAFF

1.

Medical Officer

1

Nil

1

2.

Pharmacists

2

Nil

2

3.

Nursing Assistants

1

Nil

1

 

Total

4

 

4

 

Grant Total

1007

870

137

 

Action for filling up of the vacancies of Ministerial Staff is in process.

 

Indian Reserve BATTALION - STRUCTURE 

 

 COMMANDANT

Dy CMT

Dy CMT

Dy CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

Asst. CMT

INSPR

INSPR

INSPR

INSPR

INSPR

INSPR

INSPR

SI

SI

SI

SI

SI

SI

SI

ASI

ASI

ASI

ASI

ASI

ASI

ASI

HC

HC

HC

HC

HC

HC

HC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

GROUP ‘D’

 

COMPANY STRUCTURE

COY. COMMANDER

COY   2I/C

Platoon  I  (SI)

Platoon II   (SI)

Platoon III  (SI)

SEC 1

HCs / PCs

SEC 2

HCs / PCs

SEC 3

HCs / PCs

SEC 1

HCs / PCs

SEC 2

HCs / PCs

SEC 3

HCs / PCs

SEC 1

HCs / PCs

SEC 2

HCs / PCs

SEC 3

HCs / PCs

Group ‘ D ‘

Group ‘ D ‘

Group ‘ D ‘

 

Scale and duration of clothing and equipment of IR Battalion personnel

Scale of supply of uniform and other articles

S.N

LIST OF STORE ARTICLES

PERIOD

1

Ammuntion Boots Balck

A (annual)

2

Ammuntion Boots Brown

A (annual)

3

Arms badge blue - PP IRBn

A (annual)

4

Arms badge red - PP IRBn

A (annual)

5

Beret woolen khaki

A (annual)

6

Black Polish

A (annual)

7

Blango O/G

A (annual)

8

Canvas Shoes Black

A (annual)

9

Canvas Shoes White

A (annual)

10

Combat Dress/Dangri khaki

A (annual)

11

Formation sign

A (annual)

12

Ground sheet

A (annual)

13

Half shirt khaki cellular

A (annual)

14

Hose tops woollen khaki

A (annual)

15

Jungle boot

A (annual)

16

Jungle hat/ khaki

A (annual)

17

Khaki Beret

A (annual)

18

Lanyard for Revolver

A (annual)

19

Lanyard khaki

A (annual)

20

Lathy Cane fibre

A (annual)

21

Metal Polish

A (annual)

22

Peak Cap

A (annual)

23

Polish Brown

A (annual)

24

Polish Brush

A (annual)

25

Radio Sleeve Badge

A (annual)

26

Red Cap for Group 'D'

A (annual)

27

Shirt khaki cellular (full)

A (annual)

28

Shocks Nylon khaki

A (annual)

29

Shoes Leather Black

A (annual)

30

Shoes Leather Brown

A (annual)

31

Shorts khaki Cotton for Drill

A (annual)

32

Shoulder Ribbon Bar Red and Dark Blue

A (annual)

33

Socks nylon white

A (annual)

34

Socks Woollen khaki

A (annual)

35

T.C. full pant shirt khaki

A (annual)

36

Terri cotton khaki

A (annual)

37

Towel bathing

A (annual)

38

Trouser khaki drill

A (annual)

39

Braces normal R/L

2 year

40

Hackle Royal blue white

2 year

41

Jersey Wollen

2 year

42

Lanyard bathing

2 year

43

Shirt T.C. white

2 year

44

Side cap serge

2 year

45

Whistle Metropoliatan

2 year

46

Anklet Web

3 year

47

Baniyan Ordinary

3 year

48

Baniyan V neck

3 year

49

Bayonet Frog Web

3 year

50

Belt web

3 year

51

Bowel S.S

3 year

52

Cap Badge IRBn white metal

3 year

53

Chevaron for HC's

3 year

54

Coat Parka (2 layers) Great Coat

3 year

55

Dhurry Cotton

3 year

56

Haversack with straps

3 year

57

Kit Bag

3 year

58

Mug S.S

3 year

59

Pouches basic WE part 37

3 year

60

Rain Coat

3 year

61

Sambrown Belt with Cross

3 year

62

Sash worsted red

3 year

63

Slings web

3 year

64

Spoon S.S.

3 year

65

Tiffin Carrier

3 year

66

Vest Cotton singlet

3 year

67

Water bottle with cover

3 year

68

Name Plate

4 year

69

Pack ( or complete) web

4 year

70

Plate S.S

4 year

71

Belt leather back with buckle

5 year

72

Blanket Woollen

5 year

73

Coat Blazer Blue

5 year

74

Mosquito net

5 year

75

Scarf

5 year

76

Shoulder title (metal)

5 year

77

Steel Cot

5 year

78

Rank Badges Stars white metal

6 year

79

Shoulder title (cotton) with black letters

6 year

80

Kit Box

7 year

81

Cane Stick

R

82

Helmat

R

83

Holster Leather

R

84

Leathers Brown belt with Bukcle

R

85

Pouches Leather

R

86

Shoulder White metal " PP IRBn"

R

 

 

WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

SN

Items

Authorized

Held

1.

HF Sets

2

Procured and kept with Wireless Wing Puducherry.

2.

Deuplex Sets

2

3

20W VHF Sets

30

4.

TP Machines

2

5.

2W WHF Sets

65

6.

Secondary Batteries

72

IRBn VEHICLES

            IRBn vehicles have been purchased in the year 2005. Recruitment of 64 drivers for IRBn vehicles is under process with Govt. of Puducherry.  

SN

Type of  vehicle

Authorized

Vehicle purchased

Vehicle yet to be purchased

1

Jeeps

11

07(Qualis)

04

2

Mini Buses

9

9

Nil

3

Buses

10

10

Nil

4

Trucks

05

05

Nil

5

Motor cycles

03

03

Nil

6

Ambulance

01

01

Nil

7

Water Tank

01

Nil

01

 

TRAINING

               The total duration of Training of the Recruits of India Reserve Battalion will be 18 months and will be divided in to two phases of 9 months duration each. Phase I was the Basic Training  and phase II was Attachment Training to Army and other CPMFs.

The details of direct recruit SIs, PCs, wireless PCs  and Group “D” staffs as under

  1. Sub-Inspectors have undergone Basic Training Phase-I at CRPF, CTC-II Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu  from July-05 to Oct-06.

  2. 650 PCs including Wireless Pcs have undergone Basic Training at RTC-II ,CRPF , Avadi , Chennai during the year 2005 ,2006 and 2007 in batches.

  3. 69 Group “D” staff of IRBn have undergone  Basic Training with Police Trg School Puducherry from May 2005 to Aug 2005. (Duration of Basic Training for Group “D” Employees is 4 Months only).  

The Syllabus of the Basic Training Phase I

Issued  by the Ministry  of Home affairs

 

1

PT

Physical Training Include BPET, Mass PT, Un Armed Combat, Swimming etc

2

Drill

Drill Included Foot Drill, Arms Drill, Sword Drill, Platoon Drill, Company Drill, Lathy Drill, Riot Drill etc

3

Weapon Training

They have Trained in Handling of 7.62mm SLR, 7.62mm LMG , AK Series Rifle, 9mm Pistol, Grenade HE 36 , 2” / 51mm Mortar  and  Various Tear smoke Gas.

4

Firing

They conducted Firing Practice of SLR, LMG, INSAS , AK Series Rifle, 9mm Pistol, Carbine, Stun Gun, Grenade, Mortar etc.

 

LAW:

Major Law’s such as IPC, CRPC, Indian Evidence Act,  Human Rights, etc.

POLICE AND SOCIETY

1.   NATIONAL TRADITION & MAKING OF MODERN INDIA

2.   HUMAN BEHAVIOR

3.   ORGANIZATION

4.   ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE MATTERS 

5.   ETHICS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT CRIPPLES

SCHEDULE FOR BASIC TRAINING

 PHASE-II

AS INDICATED BY MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

1. ATTACHMENT TRAINING WITH CRPF:

               After completion of Basic training the IRBn CTs and SIs were undergone attachment   training with CRPF in  Non-Insurgency  area, for a period of 2 months During the attachment training they  performed all the duties of a normal CRPF Javan  in tackling the Law and Order problems. The details of personal  undergone attachment training with CRPF as under.  

From

To

venue

CTs-284

01.08.06

30.09.06

110,115 Bn CRPF

CTs-351

05.10.06

03.12.06

-do-

SIs-04

05.10.06

03.12.06

-do

 

2. CIJW TRAINING WITH  ASSAM   RIFLE:

 

              After completion Of CRPF training they have under gone integrated training on Counter Insurgency and Jungle War Fare, Commando, Weapon and Tactic training at Training Center and School of Assam Rifle Diphu , Assam . The details of personal have under gone attachment training with Assam Rifles.  

 

From

To

Venue

SIs-04

15.10.06

25.11.06

Assam Rif Trg Centre and school , Dhipu , Assam .

CTs-279

-do-

-do-

-do-

SIs-08

11.12.06

22.01.07

-do-

CTs-353

-do-

-do-

-do-

 

3. ATTACHMENT TRAINING WITH BSF:

             After completion of Assam Rifle CIJW training they have attached with BSF Battalion committed to Counter Insurgency on Anti-extremist operation. They performed all the duties of BSF personnel and handled all types of weapons. The details of personnel underwent attachment training with BSF as under. 

From

To

Venue

SIs-08

29.01.07

28.03.07  

SHQ BSF Udaipur ,Telimura,GokulNagar

CTs-352

-do-

-do-

-do-

SIs-04

19.03.07

19.05.07

FTR HQ BSF Manipur

CTs-277

-do-

-do-

-do-

22 left out Constables are presently undergoing CIJW Training at BSF Training Centre, Manipur.

 

4. ARMY ATTACHMENT TRAINING: After completion of attachments of expertise in the Para-military operations, the personnel of this unit are put to undergo attachment with army units to learn the army and military skills to deal with aggressions. Accordingly the IRBn personnel are sent to Army camp at Pallavaram in batches comprising of one company to adapt with the army operations.

SN

Company

No of Persons completed

Duration

Venue

SIs

PCs

From

To

1

C-Coy

01

82

12.11.07

12.12.07

25th Madras Regiment, Chennai

2

D-Coy

02

93

28.01.08

24.02.08

-do-

3

A-Coy

01

85

17.03.08

13.04.08

-do-

4

B-Coy

01

95

13.10.08

09.11.08

5 JAK RIF

5

E-Coy

02

105

15.07.09

11.07.09

-do-

6

F-Coy

03

85

17.08.09

12.09.09

-do-

7

G-Coy

01

101

03.11.09

27.11.09

-do-

 

5. WIRELESS OPERATOR COURSE AT BSF BANGALORE:

     24 wireless police constable of  IRBn  have undergone  ORL – GDE –III  course at STS BSF  Bangalore

From

To

venue

CTs W-24

04-12-06

25-08-07

STS BSF, Bangalore

 

ACCOMMODATION

  1. Four companies established at Gorimedu in temporary camp with central mess facility

  2. One company at Kirumampakkam police complex with mess facility

  3. One company at Karaikal with mess facility

  4. Two platoons at Mahe & Yanam with mess facility

 DUTY DEPLOYMENT

  1. ONE COMPANY AT KARAIKAL

  2. ONE PLATOON AT YANAM

  3. TWO PLATOON AT MAHE

  4. TWO PLATOON  AT NEW JAIL COMPLEX, KALAPET PUDUCHERRY

  5. ONE COMPANY FOR GUARD DUTIES

  6. REMAINING ON RESERVE DUTY AT GORIMEDU FOR DAILY L&O DUTIES

 

IRBn LAND DETAILS

  1. 29 Hectors and 13 Acres  of Land was acquired at Narambai, Kirumampakkam

  2. Work up to soil testing is completed

  3. Proposal sent for constructing Boundary wall around the land to PWD.

  4. A writ petition filed against Revenue authorities  questioning the acquisition of land is  pending in High Court Chennai