In a bizarre act of so-called punishment, a jawan, hailing from Border Security Force (BSF) has been penalised by the authority because he forgot to affix ‘honourable’ or ‘Shri’ before PM Modi’s name. He was handed down a seven-day pay cut as the force called the act as a disrespect to our honourable PM.
On February 21, during the zero parade which was happening inside the BSF’s 15th Battalion headquarters in Mahatpur, Nadia (West Bengal), constable Sanjeev Kumar used the word “Modi programme” while giving a report to his fellowmen.
Commandant Anup Lal Bhagat who is the commanding officer of the battalion, therefore, took disciplinary action against Kumar. He was found “guilty” under Section 40 of the BSF Act (prejudicial to good order and discipline of the force) and loses his 7 days’ pay as a punishment.
Author’s take: Personally, I don’t know about the BSF rules and regulations but this kind of punishment is a bit harsh. Moreover, What the jawan did? The act was definitely not a reflection of indiscipline. I strongly condemn this one.