The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) instructed the commanding officers to put a ban on troops for playing PUBG on their mobile phones. A survey was conducted that showed the Jawans getting addicted to the online gaming app.
A senior CRPF officer who is posted in the paramilitary force’s Delhi headquarter said that that PUBG addiction of the Jawans has affected their operational capabilities. Also, many of them have stopped socializing with their fellow jawans.
Also, the addition of the game has led to sleep deprivation because of reduced physical activities.
A circular was issued by the CRPF’s Bihar unit said “It has been reportedly learned that CRPF troops, young personnel are addicted to PUBG app. It’s a game app and getting these men addicted to it and getting them engaged to a great extent which is affecting their ops performance, aggressive and attitudinal issues.”
The circular that was sent to all CRPF formations and the force’s anti-insurgency Cobra unit added “All deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to ensure and instruct all unit/company personnel under your command to get it deleted/deactivated such apps from their mobile phones. All company commanders will ensure that this app is deleted in all phones and random check of phones should be done.”
The circular comes at a time PUBG has become a raging topic in the country when the addiction is harming teenagers and kids. In January, the Gujarat government issued a circular to ban students from playing PUBG at school as the game was affecting studies of the children.