Central Industrial Security Force was set up under an act of parliament on 10th March, 1969 with a strength of around 2.800 personnel Subsequently, CISF was made an Armed Force of the union by an act of the parliament passed 15th June 1983. Today it is one of the largest Paramilitary Force of the nation with a strength of over 95,485 personnel.



The CISF is providing security cover to 267 PSUs located all over the country. This list comprises vital Industrial Sectors like Atomic Power plants, space installations, Defence production units, Mints, Oil fields and Refineries, Major Ports, Heavy Engineering, Steel Plants, Barrages, Fertilizer units, Air ports and Hydro electric/thermal power plants. Most of these installations are located in difficult terrains of the country with extreme climates.