Sahayaks may not be deployed with officers
8 months ago SANJEET DWIVEDI 0
Sahayaks may not be deployed with officers as some Sahayaks have raised issues of their human right violations.
Sahayaks have opposed the archaic Sahayak System or Buddy system as they were treated like servants by officers in field area or in deployed peace stations.
The Indian army is going on through examination of very alternate mechanism available to do away with the raised concerns.
The Indian army may opt for recruiting civilian staff instead of recruiting a soldier as Sahayak.
What is Sahayak System?
Sahayak system is also called as the buddy system. These are young soldiers to assist an officer in their routine activity.
These battle men or Sahayak are around 50,000 in the Indian army.
Regular work of Sahayaks
These are the following regular work of Sahayaks
- providing protection and security of officer,
- being messenger during training, exercise, operations, and in peace stations,
- to maintain the inventory such as uniform, weapons and other things of officers,
- to assist the officers in the mission, and
- to carry officer’s military equipment during exercise, training, and operations
While Pakistan and Bangladesh have started the practice of recruiting civilian staff as Sahayaks, India is still following colonial tendency of recruiting soldier as Sahayak in peace stations and field areas.