A government-sponsored study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad has concluded in its report that the personnel of the two largest paramilitary forces in the country CRPF and BSF suffer from acute shortage of sleep and are highly dissatisfied as they are deprived of leave and medical care benefits.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs,around 28,000 CRPF and BSF personnel took voluntary retirement or resigned from the force between 2009-11. Hence,the MHA sponsored a study by IIM-Ahmedabad to find out the reasons.
The personnel complained they were not granted leave on time. This was a cause of great dissatisfaction among them. The procedure of granting leave took a long time and at times,the leave was granted after the period for which it was applied was over, said the study carried out by Professor Dheeraj Sharma of IIM-A.
The report is with the ministry now and a reply has been sought from both the CRPF and BSF.