Army Chief Bipin Rawat: Don’t Complain On Social Media

"I request troops to use a grievance box and not social media. The 'suggestion-cum-grievance' box will be put up at the army headquarters and every camp."

Bipin Rawat, Army Chief, Indian Army, BSF, Border Security Forces, Tej Bahadur Yadav, Lance Naik Yagya Pratap Singh
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After a video of BSF Jawan complaining about the bad quality food went viral, more videos of similar nature started flooding the social media. Recently, a soldier in a YouTube video alleged that he was forced to "wash clothes, polish boots and walk dogs" of his superiors.

In light of these incidents, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat spoke out on the topic while addressing a press conference and said, "I request troops to use a grievance box and not social media. The 'suggestion-cum-grievance' box will be put up at the army headquarters and every camp. I assure that every complaint will reach me directly and we will attend to it on priority. If troops are still not happy, they can go ahead and use any other means."

He also stated that the army as an "excellent grievance redressal system".

In a recent video uploaded by an Army Jawan, he complained about the harassment and torture, "I say that it should not be felt that a soldier is a helper who will walk memsaab's dogs, wash clothes and do boot-polish," said Lance Naik Yagya Pratap Singh in the video posted on YouTube.

BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav was the first who posted Facebook videos alleging poor quality food after which several videos by soldiers have come up on social media complaining about various problems in the forces.

News Source: ndtv

Title image: newindianexpress


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