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Airports Owe Rs 970 Crore Dues To CISF, Says DG Rajesh Ranjan

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| October 9 , 2018 , 12:12 IST

A top official of the parliamentary force has said on Monday that airports across the country owe Rs 970 crore to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for providing them security.

CISF Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan said that out of Rs 970 crore, an amount of Rs 880 crores is pending against privately run- facilities and Rs 90 crore is pending against airports being operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

The maximum Rs 788 crore is pending against the Indra Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the national capital, New Delhi.

The IGIA is the airport which is being run by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited).

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Ranjan was quoted by PTI as saying, “We have communicated this to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Home Affairs as they are the expert ministries to figure out (the solution).”

Speaking on withdrawal of CISF forces from these airports, Ranjan said that any call on withdrawal of forces owing to dues will be taken by the ministries as they are only authorized to take a call on the same.

The CISF is a Central Armed Police Force in India and was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India on 10 March 1969. Its duties include guarding sensitive governmental buildings, Delhi Metro, and providing airport security. It comes under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.