I have taken over as DG BSF on 8th April 2014 and feel privileged and honoured to
command this extremely versatile and efficient Force. The BSF hold an
important position in the National Security Apparatus. It would be my priority
to hold the faith of the Nation by executing all tasks assigned by the Govt to us
in the most professional manner.
I pay homage to our gallant Officers and men who have made the supreme sacrifice
for the nation and made us proud. I assure all of you that BSF is committed
for the welfare of the families of these gallant officers and men.
BSF has always displayed highest standards of professionalism, valour and loyalty
to the Nation while defending our borders, countering internal unrest, assisting
in natural disasters as well as any other duty assigned to it by the Govt. of India.
I exhort senior commanders to be just, transparent and firm while dealing with operational
and administrative matters but at the same time, welfare of all the Force personnel
and redressal of their genuine grievances shall not be overlooked on the pretext
of operational or administrative exigencies. It is our collective responsibility
to look after the welfare of all the Force personnel. Their grievances should
be redressed properly and on priority in a time bound manner. Non redressal
of grievances cause stress among the Force personnel. I firmly believe that
easy accessibility of Commanders and healthy interpersonal relations between Commanders
and their under command will greatly help in reducing the stress factor among the
In the past three months in the capacity of Spl DG and Offg DG, I had visited many
locations of BSF and had interacted with officers and men. It is a matter
of pride that despite facing various challenges, BSF has executed the assigned
task in an exemplary manner and has earned its rightful place in national security
arrangements. I exhort all Force personnel to put their mind and heart for
betterment of this elite Force so that our Flag flies higher than ever before.
I am confident that BSF will continue to perform its assigned tasks with highest
standards of professional efficiency and dedication.
(DEVENDRA KUMAR PATHAK) IPS
BORDER SECURITY FORCE