MHA report to PMO refutes BSF jawan's complaint on food

The Home Ministry has, in a report to the PM's Office, said it has found no substance in a complaint by a BSF jawan regarding poor quality rations. 

Published: 13th January 2017 07:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2017 09:28 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry on Friday submitted a report to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)  saying "no substance" was found in the allegations by a BSF jawan that poor quality rations were supplied to the security personnel in the bordering areas of Jammu and Kashmir. 

In the report to the PMO, the Home Ministry said that there was no shortage of rations at any paramilitary post and "there was no widespread discontent" in the constabulary over the quality of food served to them. The Home Ministry report further said that quality checks were conducted regularly, official sources said.

The PMO had directed the Ministry to thoroughly look into the allegations made in a video by BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who had claimed that poor quality food was being served to the jawans. The PMO had also sought a detailed report on the issue.

Earlier, the BSF has maintained that there was no shortage of rations at any post and security personnel deployed along the border had never complained about food.

The Home Ministry has also conveyed to the PMO that a directive has been issued to the paramilitary forces to take all complaints of jawans seriously and that corrective steps should be taken to improve their working conditions and food, the sources added.

In the video posted online, Yadav had claimed that while government procures essential items for them, the officers "sell them off" in an "illegal" manner in the open market and the jawans suffer as a result of this.

Yadav had also claimed that the quality of food served was very poor.


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