Sashastra Seema Bal Act,2007
SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL ACT,20071
[Act No. 53 of 2007]
An Act to provided for the constitution and regulation of an armed force of the Union for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eight Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Prefatory Note-Statement of Objects and Reasons.-
The Special Service Bureau (SSB) was raised in 1963 under the Cabinet Secretariat in the backdrop of Chinese aggression. The organisation was initially functional in the region of the then North East Frontier, North Assam, North Bengal, hills of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu. Subsequently, its activities were extended to other border areas in Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mizoram, South Bengal, Nagaland and some areas of Kashmir valley. In January 2001, on transfer of the Special Service Bureau from Cabinet Secretariat to Ministry of Home Affairs, the Special Service Bureau was assigned with the new role of border guarding force on Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan Borders. The name of Special Service Bureau was changed to Sashastra Seema Bal with effect from 27th March,2004. Considering the nature and purpose of the Force and experience gained during the last four decades, it has been felt that the Force should be regulated by a separate self-contained statute which will provided for its special needs of efficiency and discipline.
2. As the Sashastra Seema Bal is charged with the guarding of the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders, the Bill seeks to ensure that the standards of efficiency and discipline of the Force are of a high order.
3. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objectives.
1. Received the assent of the President on December 20,2007 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section I, dated 20th December,2007, pp. 1-36, No. 63