MHA to forces: Develop ‘positive energy’ for country’s security
With India’s paramilitary jawans facing extreme challenges within their respective units – rather than combating Maoists and insurgents at extreme terrains – the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has instructed all the forces to develop a ‘positive energy’ for country’s security.
The MHA while expressing its concern over ‘incidents of exploitation and indiscipline’ has instructed the paramilitary forces to find out ways for cordial relationship between the seniors and their subordinates.
Sources said, with incidents of killing and suicide within the forces by jawans due to frustration and humiliation by seniors in the midst of MHA’s challenges to tackle the Maoists and insurgency problem, home minister Rajnath Singh has instructed all the force’s heads to ensure ‘discipline’.
The matter became grave following few incidents of scuffle and abusive languages were exchanged recently between junior and senior officers in CISF. The matter was taken to the top brass and later the members of Cabinet Committee on Security were come to know about the act of indiscipline.
Acting over MHA’s instruction, the DG CISF Arvind Ranjan has asked IG, HQ, SB Singh to issue a nationwide circular with an instruction to maintain discipline within the forces. The instruction letter reads, ‘The DG, CISF, has observed, while considering a revision petition in respect of an enrolled member of the force, that the charge sheet issued to the individual has mentioned verbatim the abusive language and words used by him against his seniors.
It further reads, ‘The language used has to be within the limits of decency and prescribed official language. More so, in our case a large number of women personnel are serving in CISF. Such abusive words are derogatory to the dignity of women. The abusive word in verbatim may become part of enquiry in case any witness of the incident deposes so during the course of enquiry.’
Reacting over the circular, a CISF sources said, ‘In the letter it was mentioned that a member of the force has abused his senior. In reality, the junior officer was humiliated and was first abused by the senior officer. Later, in a fit of rage the jawan reacted and the situation turned bitter.
Sources said, the home minister while having a review meeting on dealing with the Maoists-insurgency problem with paramilitary heads, inquired about the matter and expressed concern over such relationship between the junior and senior officers in the forces.
He categorically asked all the forces’ head to streamline the issue considering big challenges like Maoists and Insurgency. He told them that such attitude could lead to a ‘disastrous results’ in dealing with India’s internal security.
Presently there are nearly 221 Battalions are there in CISF with more than 1.5 lakhs jawans deployed at several vital installations.
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