BSF encourages more interaction between officers, jawans
The Border Security Force has rolled out a project to relieve border guards of stress which often drive them to commit suicides.Updated: Mar 01, 2009, 11:30 IST
The Border Security Force has rolled out a project to relieve border guards of stress which often drive them to commit suicides.
As part of the project, the BSF now encourages more interaction between the guards and the officers be it on the border outposts or on the play fields.
Though the project was conceived before the border guards in Bangladesh mutinied, it gained significance after the developments shook the neighbouring country.
BSF officers in Assam and Meghalaya frontiers are now interacting with the personnel more frequently to understand their grievances, if any, and sort them out.
It has often been seen that stress in soldiers arises out of problems faced by their families back home and not because of continuous deployment on the border, BSF Inspector-General P K Mishra, who is now posted as the staff officer at the force's frontiers headquarters here, said.
"We have asked the officers and commanders to interact with the jawans more and share their problems. This will contribute in reducing stress," he added.
He said the deputy commandants, posted at the battalions, were being asked to ensure that they knew every jawan by his name, his address and other details.