BSF jawans to be sanctioned emergence leave: BSF IG
Ferozpur, Oct 25 (UNI) Taking serious note of the two recent suicide cases of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans in the Ferozpur sector, BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier) Arvind Ranjan has ordered that emergency leave to jawans be granted immediately on receipt of application.
''The grant of emergency leave to the jawans will help to mitigate there grievances,'' he said while addressing mediapersons here today.
He admitted that more often than not, BSF jawans take this extreme step due to the indifferent attitude of officers towards their welfare. The duties of BSF jawans are more strenuous as compared to their army counterparts, he added.
''BSF jawans have to keep a strict vigil every moment to watch the nefarious activities of the enemy and any negligence on their part will be harmful to the security of the nation,'' he said.
He further said he had issued immediate orders to BSF officers to arrange interaction programmes with the jawans posted at Border Outposts (BOP) and alleviate their hardship on the spot.
He stated that special camps would be held next month in the Ferozpur and Amritsar Sectors to get an overall picture of the difficulties and problems of the jawans posted at the BOPs.
Meanwhile, Ferozpur sector DIG S S Shah claimed that the two recent suicide cases of BSF jawans could be attributed to personel problems of the jawans. UNI XC HS SHB HS1557