Prioritizing welfare of armed forces, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday (28 December) announced the government will soon come up with an arrangement to provide 100-day leave for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) as well as a health card to their family members.
Shah made the announcement after laying foundation stone for new headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi. "When the force will get the building equipped with all facilities, it will help to increase their ability, vigilance and alertness while performing their duty," said Shah.
He said the government was aware that CAPF personnel who work at lower levels are not able to fulfil responsibilities towards their family and society in a proper way. "We have decided that every jawan would spend time with his family for 100 days," Shah said.
"I have constituted a committee for the purpose and have also sought suggestions from Director Generals of all armed forces. I have also directed some institutions to prepare a computerised software," Shah said.
For this, he said, it is necessary to increase satisfactory housing ratio for which "we have a plan in the upcoming Budget".
"If we do all these things, and jawan starts spending 100 out of 365 days with his family, he will be able to meet obligations to his family as well as social responsibilities in a proper way."
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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