New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has sought a report from the Home Ministry on the allegations made by a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan on the quality of food provided to them in a video that went viral earlier this week.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju confirmed that the PMO has asked for a report following a massive row over BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav alleging that troops were served bad quality food.
"This is our responsibility to think about the welfare of our jawans. But we have to check anything carefully. We take this issue very seriously. Everything would have to be updated," Rijiju said today.
Rijiju on Wednesday said the government has sent teams of dieticians to all the posts along the country's borders manned by security forces to ascertain the quality of food served to the troops.
"The government had already deputed a Brigadier-level officer of the Border Security Force (BSF) and an Inspector General-level officer to probe the matter," he said.
"The video in social networking sites is yet to be verified. We have already instituted a probe to verify the video and ascertain its authenticity," Rijiju said.