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THE INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE FORCE ACT, 1992

Title : THE INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE FORCE ACT, 1992

Year : 1992



(1) There shall be an armed force of the Union called the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force for ensuring the security of the borders of India and performing such other duties as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Force shall be constituted in such manner as may be prescribed and the conditions of service of the members of the Force shall be such as may be prescribed.



(1) The general superintendence, direction and control of the Force shall vest in, and be exercised by, the Central Government and subject thereto, and to the provisions of this Act and the rules, the command and supervision of the Force shall vest in an officer to be appointed by the Central Government as the Director-General of the Force.

(2) The Director-General shall, in the discharge of his duties under this Act, be assisted by such number of Additional Directors-
General, Inspectors-General, Deputy Inspectors-General, Additional
Deputy Inspectors-General, Commandants and other officers as may be appointed by the Central Government.



The persons to be enrolled to the Force, the mode of enrollment, and the procedure for enrollment shall be such as may be prescribed.



Every member of the Force shall be liable to serve in any part of India as well as outside India.



No member of the Force shall be at liberty,-

(a) To resign his appointment during the term of his engagement; or

(b) To withdraw himself from all or any of the duties of his appointment. except with the previous permission in writing of the prescribed authority.



Every person subject to this Act shall hold office during the pleasure of the President.



Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules, the Central Government may dismiss or remove from the service any person subject to this Act.



(1) The Director-General, any Additional Director- General or Inspector General may dismiss or remove from the service or reduce to a lower grade or rank or ranks any person subject to this
Act other than an officer.

(2) An officer not below the rank of Additional Deputy Inspector-
General or any prescribed officer may dismiss or remove from the service any person under his command other than an officer or a subordinate officer of such rank or ranks as may be prescribed.

(3) Any such officer as is mentioned in sub-section (2) may reduce to a lower grade or rank or ranks any person under his command except an officer or a subordinate officer.

(4) The exercise of any power under this section shall be subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules.



A subordinate officer, or an under-officer or other enrolled person who is retired, discharged, released, removed or dismissed from the service shall be furnished by the officer, to whose command he is subject, with a certificate in Hindi or English language setting forth-

(a) The authority terminating his service;

(b) The cause for such termination; and

(c) The full period of his service in the Force.



(1) No person subject to this Act shall, without the previous sanction in writing of the Central Government or of the prescribed authority,-

(a) Be a member of, or be associated in any way with, any trade union, labour union, political association or with any class of trade unions, labour unions or political associations;or

(b) Be a member of, or be associated in any way with, any society, institution, association or organisation that is not recognised as part of the Force or is not of a purely social, recreational or religious nature; or

(c) Communicate with the press or publish or cause to be published any book, letter or other document except where such communication or publication is in the bona fide discharge of his duties or is of a purely literary, artistic or scientific character or is of a prescribed nature.

Explanation
.-If any question arises as to whether any society, institution, association or organisation is of a purely social, recreational or religious nature under clause (b) of this sub-section, the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final.

(2) No person subject to this Act shall participate in, or address, any meeting or take part in any demonstration organised by any body of persons for any political purposes or for such other purposes as may be prescribed.



(1) Any person subject to this Act other than an officer who deems himself wronged by any superior or other officer may complain to the officer under whose command he is serving.

(2) When the officer complained against is the officer to whom any complaint should, under sub-section (1), be preferred, the aggrieved person may complain to such officers next superior officer.

(3) Every officer receiving any such complaint shall make as complete an investigation into it as may be possible for giving full redress to the complainant, or when necessary, refer the complaint to a superior authority.

(4) The Director-General may revise any decision made under any of the foregoing sub-sections, but, subject thereto, such decision shall be final.



Remedy of aggrieved officers. Any officer who deems himself wronged by his commanding officer or any other superior officer and who, on due application made to his commanding officer or such other superior officer, does not receive the redress to which he considers himself entitled, may complain to the Director-General or the Central Government through proper channel.

Last updated on June, 2016

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