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After BSF jawan's video, CRPF constable alleges discrimination against paramilitary forces

The Central Reserve Police Force said the constable's allegations were not a complaint but an aspiration.

A Central Reserve Police Force constable took to social media to complain about the alleged step-motherly treatment towards paramilitary forces. His allegations come two days after the Border Security Force initiated an inquiry into a video posted by a jawan complaining about the poor quality of food being served to security personnel.

In a video posted on YouTube and Facebook, CRPF constable Jeet Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that paramilitary personnel were provided facilities that are on par with the Indian Army. Singh also alleged that there was discrimination in the facilities offered to CRPF personnel and said that paramilitary personnel were not eligible for perks such as medical facilities and ex-serviceman quota.

“We don’t have a canteen facility. We don’t even get medical facilities...Our pension has stopped..We don’t even get our holidays in time. And our duty is always the maximum,” Singh said in the clip.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the Centre will investigate the allegations made by the BSF and CRPF troops. Acknowledging that the food served to security forces needed improvement, he had said that the Home Ministry would verify the authenticity of the videos and conduct an inquiry.

On Twitter, the minister warned against drawing conclusions before a report on the matter was out. “It can bring down the morale of the forces,” he said. The Prime Minister’s Office has sought a report from the Home Ministry on the allegations made by both troops.

CRPF Director General Durga Prasad said Singh “has not complained against any organisation, only voiced his opinion,” ANI reported. Prasad said, “He [Singh] raised issues already being discussed, we have taken these up with the seventh pay commission.”

The BSF jawan, in a series of videos on social media, had alleged they get poor quality food and are at times forced to sleep on an “empty stomach”.

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