After BSF jawan, CRPF constable Jeet Singh cries of discrimination in a video
After Border Security Force constable (BSF) Tej Bahadur Yadav’s video about the way soldiers are treated at the border went viral, Jeet Singh a CRPF constable posted at Mount Abu has now alleged discrimination in between the facilities provided to Army and paramilitary forces.
Jeet Singh, took to social media to appeal to the nation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give equal facilities to personnel employed with the paramilitary force just like the Indian Armed Forces.
The 26-year-old Singh, who hails from Mathura could be seen in the video saying, “We all do duties whether it is election related, gram panchayat, VIP security, Parliament house, airport, temple, mosque but facilities provided to CRPF are inferior to the armed forces.”
Officials at the ministry of home affairs said they were trying to verify the authenticity of the clip, which has Singh lamenting that though CRPF personnel are asked to attend to various tasks – from guarding religious events to VIP security and election duty – they are not provided facilities on a par with the army.
The constable said in the video, while teachers in government colleges get Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 salary along with leaves on festivals but CRPF personnel on duty in dense jungles in places like Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand don’t have any facilities.
“We don’t get 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 says in the video, addressed directly at Modi.
“We don’t have any problem with the facilities given to the Indian Army. They should get the facilities. But why is this discrimination towards us?” he asks.
He said that while army personnel gets pension, the paramilitary jawans aren’t entitled to it even after 20 years of service. “We don’t have ex-servicemen quota, no medical facilities,” he said adding that facilities given to army personnel are superior to paramilitary forces and is discrimination.”