Govt taking steps to improve jawans’ conditions: Kiren Rijiju on CRPF jawan video

Rijiju said there was a need to upgrade the quality of food and government was working in that direction.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2017 5:04 pm
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With another report of “inferior” treatment being meted out to paramilitary jawans coming to light, the government on Thursday said it is taking all such incidents seriously and corrective steps are being taken to improve the conditions of service personnel and their food. “Several things have come to light and we are taking them seriously. We are taking this issue (CRPF) seriously. We will ensure that such incident do not take place in future,” Union Minister Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.

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Rijiju was reacting to claims by a CRPF jawan, who in the video identified himself as Jeet Singh, that facilities being offered to paramilitary personnel were not at par with the Army.

This comes days after BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s claim that poor quality food was being served to security personnel deployed along the border created uproar.

Rijiju said there was a need to upgrade the quality of food and government was working in that direction.

“It is the responsibility of the government to work for the welfare of the jawans, who are its priority,” he said.

On the CRPF jawan’s claim, the Minister of State for Home said the issue should be properly investigated and a detailed report is yet to come.

“Lets wait for the full report about this (CRPF) incident. It is not proper to comment now,” he said.

Referring to Yadav’s claims, Rijiju said a report has been received from the BSF and several steps have been taken for improving quality of food being served to the jawans.

“We are taking the issue very seriously,” he said.

Official sources said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is personally monitoring the issue involving the BSF jawan and instructed the force to take corrective steps.

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First Published on: January 12, 2017 4:14 pm
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    HR
    Jan 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    Govt taking communal steps to improve jawans’ conditions: Kiren Rijiju lt;br/gt;Bharatiya Danga Party wants to throw India in a conflict with Muslim army of Nuclear stan and Huge ant army of Nuclear China, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of its own money. That's how BDP roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head.
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      HILARY
      Jan 12, 2017 at 11:03 am
      Raj nath would need an extra large monitor.
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