J K News Today
New Delhi, January 15 ( JKNT)
The new army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat has warned soldiers of punishment if they happen to commit “ crime” of airing their grievances through social media claiming that such acts “ demoralize the jawans deployed on borde4rs.”
In his maiden Army Day message on Sunday , Gen. Rawat appeared irked by the video upload by the affected jawans about their plight . The soldiers complained that they were made to do the menial jobs by officers. These jobs ranged from polishing shoes, to gardening and taking their dogs to walk .
Gen> Rawat said, “ if they had any grievances, they can approach me directly instead of airing their grievances on the social medi.”
“ Such acts ( of uploading their grievances on social media” would be considered a “ crime” and it can invite punishment .
This is for the first time that the army chief has made such references in Army Day ( January 15) address.