Dehradun: BSF jawans deployed in Sunderbans in West Bengal and Rann of Kutch in Gujarat will be given a hardship allowance every month considering the difficult circumstances in which they work, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said.
Making the announcement after laying the foundation stones of BSF and SSB battalion headquarters at Sitarganj in Uttarakhand, Shinde praised paramilitary forces for the role played by them in every field.
“The work of Central police forces is commendable at all levels. Forces like BSF and SSB don't just guard our frontiers but also offer priceless service to people during a natural calamity,” Shinde said.
The soldiers of paramilitary forces would be given canteen facilities like the armed forces, he said.
The setting up of SSB and BSF battalion headquarters in Uttarakhand is important considering the strategic location of the state which shares boundaries with countries like China and Nepal.