Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said here today that border issues had been given special impetus by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ever since this government Public Grievances, took over in 2014,
there has been a concerted effort to address issues related to both the Security Forces deployed in the border areas as well as the people living in the border areas.
Complementing Narendra Modi for having taken Prime Minister certain decisions which boosted the morale of Security Forces as well as the population living along the borders, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Forces on the borders today feel much more confident with much higher levels of preparedness coupled with greater freedom to take decisions on the spot depending on the situation.
Similarly, the people living in the border areas are now realising that there is a government that cares for them because it is only in the last few years that Safety Bunkers have been erected in the individual houses, toilets along International Border are under construction, insurance cover for human beings as well as livestock has been enhanced and above all, 4% reservation has been earmarked in jobs and education institutions for the youth living along the International Border (IB).
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the University Scholars and various organisations working in the border areas could come out with certain concrete proposals which could be placed before the Ministry of Education, which is in the process of implementing the Education Policy (NEP).
He also called for working out the feasibility of Campus Placement for jobs in Security new National Forces on the same lines as is done for jobs in the Engineering, IT sector, etc.