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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First Published on: January 12, 2017 1:16 pm
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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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                    jay
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:47 am
                    I appreciate the services of any defence personnel, and they should be rewarded fairly. However, If each and everyone of us start making video or tweeting to PM about issues, then what us the point of having hierarchy and something called process and system. Also, comparing your job with teacher is like comparing oranges with apples. And you very well knew, what you were going to get prior to joining. Sometimes you need to develop your skills and abilities and rewards follows accordingly.
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                      jay
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 9:11 am
                      Why not Sir. What's not comparable here? The army fight external enemies, the CRPF, CISF and other paramilitary fight internal enemies. Both of these manage our security, so why not? Who are we to judge. If the home guards raise a demand, they have every right to....
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                        kamal girwal
                        Jan 13, 2017 at 4:21 am
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                          VS
                          Jan 12, 2017 at 9:28 am
                          When you join the CISF you know all the term and condition.Why you have not tried Army to get Peinsion.
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                            murty
                            Jan 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
                            This problem exists since congress rule .Why media shows now????Is media paid by congress to cover up these things during 60 years?????
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                              Naveen
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 10:31 pm
                              Respected sir you have ever saw any CAPF's duty on ground. BSF, ITBP, CRPF and even CISF are doing utmost standing duties continuously for 6 to 12 hours both day and night and total of 16 hours. They got only 8 hours rest includes all his daily routine, natural calls and maintenance. You civilians cannot imagine of living such hard life routine. Even Army cannot compete or compare with any CAPF person in terms of duty. But Army and other defence forces get MSP @ RS. 5200 pm minimum and all top cl facilities. They have a provision of serving in peace and field for alternate three years term. But CAPFs are always remain in field and 90% of them cannot get a chance in any peace or city location through out their service. Promotional avenues are also very late. In BSF a Constable get his promotion only after 20 years. Moreover if any CAPF Jawan killed in action, he is not at all a martyr. Why this discrimination. Our senior officers didn't bother as get all the facilities and promotion on time. If you don't know but any thing then please don't comment like this. I am serving in BSF for 18 years in the entry rank itself. We always hope to do something like this to get attention but never dared. Finally someone got courage to show the reality to nation and got media and government attention to cross check. If you can please support him. Don't make the Army great. Have heard any CAPF sentry got beheaded or camp got attacked like Army. Only in extreme and rare cases our troops fail in duties in which enemy's strength is much more and can't defend position that too after fighting untill death. We don't want anybody sympathy but only basic facilities and financial support that we deserve similar to defence forces. Please support us
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                                noushina akhtar
                                Jan 12, 2017 at 9:52 am
                                Modi ji should fulfil their demand immediately.
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                                  sachith
                                  Jan 12, 2017 at 9:55 am
                                  And the stories keep coming...lt;br/gt;too bad
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                                    xyz
                                    Jan 12, 2017 at 9:19 am
                                    Modi and his govt has done the worst possible thing: indiscipline in the forces. Modi and his backers are only after one thing money, money, money.
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                                      Sid
                                      Jan 12, 2017 at 9:45 am
                                      The desute Jawan should have competed army entry in place of police entry if he was so much inclined to pay and perks of army. Just completing MBA from any college doesnot lands me in a job position and ry of a IIM grad. Does not understand what Media/ their sponsors would get to by playing these stories. Poor quality of news reporting
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                                        Murali
                                        Jan 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm
                                        A man from Para military force should not air his grievance in public.He could have written about his grievance to the PMO by twitter,made a representation,and if there was no responselt;br/gt;could have aired his views in public.The officials should also periodically look into the grievances of the such Jawans as they always get hard postings..The IAS and IPS officials who get hard postings only for a year or two..are duty bound to look into the grievances of the Jawans and take adequate steps to resolve them.
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                                          subbu
                                          Jan 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm
                                          This is the what media is all about..
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                                            Syed
                                            Jan 12, 2017 at 9:49 am
                                            If comparison can be made Capfs have very challengeous job than army.... there is no concept of peace posting in paramilitary forces... Bsf Hasan spent his w life in the remotest areas of country where there is no habitation... far from his family ... he never gets chance like army personal to keep his family .....same is story of ITBP....this injustice shud end.. they are serving in naxal effecting areas widout any legal protection.... they are fighting national enemies , harsh climate deadly mosquitos and wat not...
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