Centre to give special allowance to ITBP personnel

ITBP Director General R K Bhatia said here yesterday that an amount of two crore has been sanctioned by the government for procuring sophisticated equipment and gears for the newly deployed battalions in Chhattisgarh for operations against Maoists.

In the advent of the force's golden jubilee year, he said efforts are on to provide adequate accommodation to the troops personnel and their families at various locations under public private partnership. The DG, who visited forward posts of Tame Chung Chung and Taksing in Upper Subansiri district yesterday said the only demand of the jawans in the forward posts was provision of adequate sorties to bring in ration and equipments. He assured of necessary steps to ensure adequate number of sorties for the same.

"ITBP has projected for immediate consideration of the state government on the acquisition of land at Tawang for establishment of ITBP Battalion and to provide necessary funds for repair of log bridges, foot suspension bridges and improvement of the porter tracks," he said.

Bhatia had also visited Ziro, Tama Chung Chung, Taksing forward post and Daporijo and during interaction with the post personnel, he assured to take necessary steps to provide required number of sorties for dumping of rations and other equipments.

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