Warning Issued Against Soldiers Using Social Media For Complaints

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New Delhi:  Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said action will be taken against soldiers who are putting up their grievances in the social media instead of going through the regular channels.

Following the storm created by Tej Bahadur Yadav’s viral video on Facebook on bad food served at the Line of Control by the Border Security Forces, several soldiers have put up videos on YouTube complaining about the problems they are facing in the army.

One of the soldiers had alleged that he was forced to “wash clothes, polish boots and walk dogs” for his seniors.

Following the string of complaints, Mr Rawat said the Army has its own grievance redressal system and defended the “Sahayak” or the buddy system, in which every officer has a buddy who does “odd jobs” for him.

The buddy, General Rawat said, “takes care of the officer and vice versa”. “In peace stations, this buddy helps him with everything,” he said at the Army Day press conference.

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