- The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is celebrated every year on 10th March to mark the establishment of the CISF in 1969.
- The CISF, Central Armed Police Force of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is in charge of providing security protection for several public sector organisations, airports, seaports, power plants and other critical infrastructure projects across the country.
- This year, the 54th CISF Raising Day was celebrated to appreciate the efforts and contribution of the Central Industrial Security Force.
Established under the CISF Act of 1968, this Armed Police Force came into existence on 10 March, 1969. Originally, it was mandated to have a capacity of more than 3,000 personnel. It was made an armed force much later. This happened through a separate Act of Parliament passed on June 15, 1983. In 2017, the government increased the sanctioned strength of personnel from 145,000 to 180,000, highlighting the increasing importance of the force in maintaining national security.