Shillong: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to restructure the Special Force 10.
The SF10, created during the height of the insurgency in Meghalaya, oversees the overall law and order in the state and also helps in disaster management.
Briefing the media persons, Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed that the current approved strength of the SF 10 is 1,784. “The actual strength as of now is 1,387. We want to restructure so that 905 will remain in SF 10 and the rest could be transferred to different districts or outpost depending on the need,” said Rymbui.
When asked about the reason behind the restructure, Rymbui said the Home Department wanted to maximise productivity and resources. The restructuring will also help augment of availability of personnel at different outposts and improve policing in the state, he added.
“We have seen that under disaster management, they have their people to man the situation. The militancy has also reduced in the state hence the need to restructure the SF 10,” said Rymbui.
Out of the 905 who will remain in SF 10, 183 will remain in the SF10 headquarters, 361 will be in a tactical base in the eastern range, which will be established in 1st MLP Battalion Mawiong. A further 361 will be deployed in a tactical base western range which will be established in 2nd MLP battalion Goeragre. All the entry into the SF 10 will be from other wings of the Meghalaya police.