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Army personnel using social media for grievances will be punished', says General Bipin Rawat

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  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Army personnel using social media for grievances will be punished', says General Bipin Rawat
    General Rawat first talked about the grievances issue on Friday, after a jawan,Lance Naik Yagya Pratap Singh,Dehradun. He alleged harassment by superiors for writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about these problems.

    Today, the Army chief said the use of social media to highlight an issue could have deleterious effect on "brave soldiers guarding India's borders."

    The Army says officers get 'sahayaks' for upkeep of their uniforms and weapons, as well as to act as their radio operators and "buddies" during combat operations. But parliamentary committees and other critics have slammed the 'sahayak' system as a vestige of the colonial era. They say officers blatantly misuse their 'sahayaks', getting them to do household work, walk the dogs and take kids to school.

    The Army, on its part, has already asked the government to examine whether "non-combatants" should replace soldiers as 'sahayaks' in peace-time locations, while pressing for the system to continue in field and forward areas, said Gen Rawat late last week.

    But using social media to air grievances isn't ideal, Rawat said. It can be a "two-sided" weapon which can be used favourably but also has "a detrimental effect", he said. The Army already has an "excellent" grievances redressal system that will now be topped by his "suggestions-cum-grievances" boxes, said the new Army chief.

    The Army chief said anyone, irrespective of rank or service, can use this mechanism to write directly to him. Assuring full confidentiality, he said the name of the soldier concerned will be deleted before any action is taken.
    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/arm...-general-bipin-rawat/articleshow/56562888.cms

    Finally some action against errant personnel.
     
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    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Wrong section, but i am with Gen on this one. Bypassing chain of command and going directly to social media only promotes indiscipline.
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Posting on social media is highly demotivating and bring s down morale of other personnel. Army on its part should ensure that justice is done and every greivance is attended and culprits are fried properly.
     
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    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    There seems to be a lot more sinister motivation in this. Many fake handles of army and navymen have sprung up crying about oppression and AAPtards claim Soldiers need to be limited to a 40 hour work week.
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    These false flag bearers should be exposed and dealt with iron sledge hammer.
     

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