PMO seeks report on BSF constable's complaint

PMO's Office on Thursday asked Union home ministry to submit a detailed factual report on the complaint and action taken thereof.

New Delhi: After the video of a BSF man showing poor quality food being served to them on the icy border in Jammu and Kashmir drew outrage, more such clips have emerged on the social media, including those of an army jawan and a CRPF constable complaining about deprivation and harassment by seniors.

Taking a serious note of video of BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday asked Union home ministry to submit a “detailed factual report” on the complaint and action taken thereof.

As the government was trying to fend off criticism on the social media about alleged ill-treatment of men in uniform posted in inhospitable places following Yadav’s allegations, new videos have surfaced.

A clip posted by a CRPF constable was trending in the social media in which the trooper was seen demanding parity in pay and other benefits between army and paramilitary forces, citing the difficult assignments they had to undertake.

CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, quickly stepped in and said it has taken “cognisance” of the issues raised by the jawan, who identified himself in the video as Jeet Singh.

Another video showed Lance Naik Y.P. Singh alleging “abuse” by his senior officers who often threatened him that he would lose his job if he did not follow their orders which included polishing their shoes.

Meanwhile, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said he personally monitors quality of food served to Army and has ordered serving of only FSSAI-approved chicken.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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