In video message to PM Modi, CRPF jawan says we get no pension, quota like Armymen

Singh clarifies he has nothing against the Army, but only wants similar facilities for CRPF jawans.

Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Updated: January 13, 2017 5:07 pm
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Even as the country debates the video of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav highlighting problems faced by personnel posted at the frontier, a CRPF jawan has now spoken up about the alleged discrimination faced by jawans of the paramilitary forces compared to those of the Indian Army. The CRPF constable, who identifies himself as Jeet Singh, is posted at the CRPF’s Internal Security Academy at Mount Abu, about 500 km from here.

WATCH VIDEO |CRPF Jawan Alleges Discrimination In Video Message To PM Modi

The self recorded video shows the jawan talking (in Hindi) about the purported discrimination faced by personnel of the CRPF and other para military forces, cas compared to those employed with the Indian Army. The video, reportedly shot two months ago, does not have any complaints against officers of the CRPF, but only makes an appeal to the government, according to Singh.

“Friends, I am constable Jeet Singh, a CRPF Jawan and through you, I want to convey a message to honourable PM Narendra Modi. Us CRP folk, do all sorts of duties in this country…elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, even those to small Gram Panchayat elections…besides, VIP security, Parliament, airports, mosques, temples, gurudwaras…there is no place where CRPF jawans don’t contribute,” Singh says in the video.

“Yet, the difference in facilities available to personnel of Indian Army compared to those available to CRPF and other paramilitary personnel, is so vast that you will be surprised. The most important thing I want to tell Modi ji…our country has so many govt schools and colleges…where you pay teachers about Rs. 50000-60,000…besides, they spend so many days home…celebrate festivals at home, while we toil away in jungles of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and in the hills of Jammu and Kashmir,” he says.

He goes on to talk about the lack of perks in the CRPF, compared to Indian Army, “(Yet), he (the CRPF jawan) does not get any welfare, no timely holidays. No one understands our pain, friends. Don’t we deserve it (similar facilities to army)? The Army (personnel) get pension, our pension has been stopped. Twenty years later, when we leave our job, what will we do? We don’t get ex-servicemen quota, no canteen, no medical facilities,” he says.

Singh clarifies he has nothing against the Army, but only wants similar facilities for CRPF jawans. “We don’t have a grudge against army, they should get all the facilities. But shouldn’t we too? Friends, if you agree with me, please share this message as much as possible,” he says at the end of the almost 3-minute video.

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    Trun
    Jan 12, 2017 at 8:15 am
    That's good when PM takes opinion from all public on other matters on social media, I haven't seen any initiative from PMO on taking opinion from defense forces. So it's good if PMO take opinion from our forces too.
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      ajay
      Jan 12, 2017 at 8:27 am
      Boss cannot compare Army with CRPf....are they not aware of terms and conditions when they join Paramilitary forces ???lt;br/gt;Then CISF will say they are protecting industry, Home guards are also performing duties day in out.... No end to all this
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        Saffiuddin Sheikh
        Jan 12, 2017 at 9:18 am
        Win election for once, you will get pension, life long.
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          Atri Chatterjee
          Jan 12, 2017 at 9:14 am
          A very valid demand. They should get these facilities. They are fighting terrorists and naxalites on a daily basis and many are losing life or limb doing so. I am surprised to learn they do not even get a pension.
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            ccet facts
            Jan 12, 2017 at 9:42 am
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              ccet facts
              Jan 12, 2017 at 9:33 am
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                Anurag Gupta
                Jan 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                Comparision is meaningless..lt;br/gt; While an army jawan retires at 36.. CAPF constables can work till 60...There is no provision of pension for any central govt. Employee post 2004 era, but you are enled to contribute to National pension scheme in which govt. Also contributes money for you.lt;br/gt;And it's in best interest for you to save money (thru NPS) for your future every month right now than stand in que outside govt. Babu's office to beg for your own money post retirement in case of some technical issues (which most babus create to get a cut from your pension)..!!
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                  Girish Parikh
                  Jan 12, 2017 at 11:39 am
                  Once this Comparison will start there will be no end of it as who is contributing more and who is less.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Every organization or wing is separate and has its own advantage and disadvantage. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Media is fuelling the fire and result will be damaging. Media is not raising issue in constructive way but only to increase its circulation and TRP.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Further, this also having political interest.
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