We get some shocking figures regarding the life of BSF jawans. They only managed to spend five years with their family out of 30 years of service.
And when you are newly-wed, it’s even more hard to bear the pain of separation.
To tackle this loneliness, the BSF has taken the decision of constructing over 190 guest houses for the jawans. BSF Director General K K Sharma said: “The duties in the force are tough and hard and jawans have to remain alone for the maximum part of their service. An average jawan gets to spend only about 2.5 months in a year with his family and if one has a service of about 30 years, then this figure comes to about five years in the entire job period.”
“To ensure that the jawans get more time with their families, we are creating such facilities at 192 locations all across the country.”
“So, we have decided, to create a guest house of 15 studio apartment-like configuration in each battalion which will have an independent bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and television facility and newlywed personnel in the jawan ranks will be allowed to stay with their spouse for a stipulated period.”