Jawan's video: BSF submits another report, vows to chalk out other shortcomings

11 January 2017, 11:37 PM
Jawan's video: BSF submits another report, says tinned food served; chalking out other shortcomings
Jawan's video: BSF submits another report, says tinned food served; chalking out other shortcomings

On the video of poor food quality been served to BSF jawans, the BSF submitted a second report to the Home Ministry on Wednesday. The final report will be submitted on Thursday.

The video was posted by a jawan that showed poor quality food been served to soldiers borders. 

The report stated that the 'daal' shown in his video was uncanned from tinned food ration and the 'parantha' was cooked in the unit mess as per procedures followed at high-altitude locations.

BSF while commenting on the entire controversy said, "Issues related to diet of jawans, issues of ration purchase procedures and pilferages are the issues of prime concern for any organisation. Authorities are taking holistic view of the situation and the follow-up process swung into action."

The BSF further said that it is chalking out shortcomings of process, suggesting procedural and systematic improvements. Vigilance body is been set up for double checks."

BSF Director General KK Sharma submitted the interim report to Union Home Ministry. He also informed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi that the western front commander (Additional DG) of the force rushed to the border post along with a dietician for a detailed inquiry.

Officials,  however said that the report also mentions certain deficiencies in cooking process, hygienic and stipulated quantity.

It has mentioned that the 'daal' (lentils) shown in the video by Yadav was uncanned straight from the tinned food ration supply sent to the border post in Rajouri and hence was bland and devoid of spices and 'jeera', as alleged by Yadav.

A final report in this regard is expected to be submitted by the BSF on Thursday after the team of senior officers sent to the spot also find out the actual "cooking norms, style and distribution" of food to the troops in these areas.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has recently said that the government has sent "experts and dieticians to each and very post of the border to ensure that the food quality of the jawans must be as per the norms."

First Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 09:01 PM
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