A delay in release of Rs 800 crore from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the CRPF has compelled the paramilitary force to order stopping the Ration Money Allowance (RMA) for its troops.
The RMA is given to jawans and non-gazetted officers of the CRPF for their daily meals and is given along with their monthly salaries.
However, the CRPF has denied that they have “run out of money” and said that the RMA for the month of September will be paid shortly.
“On account of the revision of Ration Money Allowance made by MHA on 12.7.2019, Rs 22,144 per head Ration Money (arrears) was paid to around 2 lakh CRPF personnel who are drawing RMA in August. In this way CRPF troops have already received an amount Rs 22,144 as Ration Money in July which is equivalent to 6 months RMA (at present rates) and thus they have sufficient funds for messing,” a statement by CRPF and MHA said.
Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs: In this way CRPF troops have already received an amount Rs 22,144 as Ration Money in July which is equivalent to 6 months RMA (at present rates) and thus they have sufficient funds for messing. https://t.co/MHovBgfysv
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2019
However, CRPF headquarters on September 13 wrote to all field units intimating them they will not get RMA this month. “As no reserve fund under COR is presently available with this Dte, therefore it is not feasible to draw ration money allowance from the pay of September 2019,” the letter read.