BSF says 'all is well', govt not convinced

BSF says 'all is well', govt not convinced

 The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday submitted an ‘all is well’ final report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), with regard to the complaint that poor food is being served to its personnel.

However, the ministry has sought further clarifications.

A video post on a social networking site by BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav talking about the poor quality of food had gone viral, prompting even the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene.

With the issue snowballing into a controversy, the MHA had sought a report from the BSF, which initially submitted an interim report.

In its final report, sources said, the BSF said that there was no compromise on the quality and quantity of food served to the personnel deployed at the Line of Control.
The MHA, however, was not satisfied with this response and sought more clarity from the force on its report.

 The BSF has been given two days to respond.

The BSF will have to clarify the basis of its claim that quality food is being served.
Earlier, the BSF had issued fresh guidelines to maintain the high quality of food for its personnel along the border.

Soon after the video went viral, the BSF came out with Yadav’s disciplinary history, saying he was an “alcoholic” and has even been court-martialled — remarks which were ridiculed on social media. The BSF also said that he was allowed to continue in service after the force thought about his family.

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