Days after the video of constable Tej Bahadur Singh Yadav complaining of the poor quality of food served to BSF soldiers went viral in the social media, Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday came out with fresh guidelines for maintaining high quality of food for its personnel along the border as the Union Home Ministry directed it to file a complete report on allegations of substandard food.
BSF Director General KK Sharma met Union Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and submitted a second interim report on the allegation made by Tej Bahadur Yadav on the video.
The statement issued by the paramilitary force on Wednesday evening announced six measures for providing quality food for its jawans posted along the border.
“Issues related to diet of jawans, issues of ration purchase procedures and pilferages thereof are the issues of prime concern for any organisation,” the statement said and listed audit of prevalent system by senior commanding officers as one of the solution.
“BSF has taken a holistic view of the situation and follow -up process has been swung into action (sic),” the statement added.
The other steps taken by the BSF to ensure high quality of food are chalking out shortcomings of the present process, suggesting procedural and systematic improvements, vigilance for double checks, enhancing formal and informal interactions with jawans and introduction of systemic innovations to ensure cashless transactions in all messes.
Meanwhile, a Cental Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable posted a video on social media appealing the nation and Prime Minister to give equal give equal facilities to personnel employed with the paramilitary force just like the Indian Armed Forces.
The video posted by constable Jeet Singh said that despite the fact the CRPF does a commendable job offering round-the-clock security to public and business establishments, and high-profile personalities, as well as conducting poll duty, there’s a “discrimination” between the services and facilities offered to personnel employed by the Indian Army and that by the CRPF.