A few days after a video of a BSF jawan complaining about poor quality food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas went viral, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he personally monitors the quality of food being served to the Army.
He has also directed that only FSSAI-approved chicken is served.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, he said he would not be able to comment much about BSF as it comes under the Home Ministry.
But in the last two years, for the Army, we have been continuously evaluating whether the satisfaction level for the food being served has increased or not. I am myself monitoring it.Manohar Parrikar
The Comptroller and Auditor General in 2012-13 had made certain observations in a report and “we are improving it", he said.
“We have supplied frozen chicken to 26 centres. Now we have issued direction that in the next two years, FSSAI-approved frozen chicken is supplied to every unit, so that quality improves automatically,” he said.
While the claims of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav in his viral video are being probed by the Home Ministry, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) too has sought a report.
(With inputs from PTI)