SSB Stops Allowances To Soldiers For 2 Months Due To Shortage Of Funds, MHA Denies It

Allowances of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel deployed in border security have been put on hold due to shortage of funds. It is being told that there is a shortage of funds with SSB. SSB headquarters has told its units across the country that they are short of funds. In such a situation, there is hardly money left to pay the allowances of soldiers and other employees for January and February.

SSB said, “All arrears will be released to the employees in March”.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has stopped the allowances of its jawans for two months due to lack of funds . The SSB headquarters has decided to stop paying arrears and other salary allowances to its soldiers posted across the country during January and February. News agency PTI has given this information.

However, after stopping the allowance for two months, all the arrears will be paid in March. In this regard, SSB headquarters has given this information to its units across the country.

According to PTI, SSB officials said that this month and next month the salary of the soldiers will not be affected, but the arrears of the soldiers will be paid in March. He said that sometimes there is a problem of funds, it has been done before. An order has been issued on 23 January regarding withholding of salary allowances.

A large number of Sashastra Seema Bal jawans are engaged in anti-Naxal operations in Bihar and Jharkhand. Apart from this, the SSB has the responsibility of monitoring about 1751 km on India-Nepal border and about 699 km on India-Bhutan border.

SSB is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces under the Union Home Ministry.

Update:

Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification regarding this news and said, “The recent news regarding non-payment of salary & allowances to SSB for January-February because of shortage of funds is incorrect. The salary for January-February is not yet due. Sufficient funds are available to make payment when due.

MHA further said, “In view of revised expenditure projections due to increased DA & other allowances, it is normal budgetary practice to seek approval of Supplementary Demands.

Adequate budgetary arrangements have been made for salary & allowances as they fall due during current financial year

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