Idea to merge ITBP, SSB now not under consideration: Govt

NEW DELHI: An idea mooted to see if two border guarding forces — SSB and ITBP — could be merged is now not under consideration, the Government informed Parliament on Tuesday.

Five MPs had asked the Union Home Ministry if the Government was considering to merge the SSB with the ITBP.

“An idea was mooted for considering the possibilities of merger of ITBP and SSB and informal consultations were held in this regard. However, no such proposal is under consideration, at present,” Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in a written reply in Lok Sabha. (AGENCIES)