Assam Rifles the oldest paramilitary force in India is facing an old problem now for over 2 decades.

It is the one and only dual command. In dual command the administration of Assam Rifles comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the working comes under the Ministry of Defence(MOD).The problem that they are facing currently is that they are not getting the benefits of any of the Ministries. 

To tackle this problem Assam Rifles Ex-serviceman Welfare Association ( AREWA) have filed a case at the Honourable Delhi High Court and there has been 12 hearing since then.As of now the AREWA have won 2 cases which govern them the rights to have Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme(ECHS) and also the CSD canteen facilities both of which are given to military personnel. The current demand of the AREWA is to take Assam Rifles under the Ministry of Defence(MOD) and give them all the benefits of military personnel. The Secretary of AREWA Retired Sub Major V T Nair also quoted as said by the Supreme Court "Equal pay for equal work" is a must. 

It has been 6 years as of now, the AREWA are fighting for their demands. Under  current situation the soldiers of Assam rifles are doing the Counter insurgency and Counter Terrorism operations as done by the army and they are also commanded by Army Officers.

But as of now they are treated as they are  too a part of the Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF).

These atrocities against the Assam Rifles will soon come to an end.

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