New Year gift for Haryana Police Personnel, CM announces number of sops

Sanjay Chaturvedi

India, (31/12/2018): Extending New Year gift to police personnel, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal on Sunday has announced a slew of incentives for their welfare including enhancing the matching grant being given by the government for welfare of police personal from existing Rs 4 crores to Rs 6 crores.

On the occasion he also inaugurated Mega Police Housing Complex at Greater Faridabad.  The Chief Minister announced to provide uniform allowance of Rs 4000 to NGOs including ASIs, SIs and Inspectors and Rs3000 to the ranks of Constable and Head Constables. He also made public the decision formation of Callers User Group (CUG) in Police Department to provide mobile facility to all police officials. CUG number will be shared with all ranks and department will pay the bill. He also announced that Exempee Sub-Inspector (ESI) would be promoted in the rank of Honorary Inspector before six month of retirement.

Among the other facilities announced by the Chief Minister, a hike in ration money of police personnel from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 per month was a matter of cheer for all the personnel. In order to help the women personnel work without any concern for their little ones, the CM announced arrangement of crèche in police offices for care of babies and young children of women police personnel. He also went a step further to provide the facility of changing room for women employees inside the police offices, wherever required. In addition, police personnel can get HRA upto March 31, either of new places of posting or existing, in case of transfer in middle of the year.

He also announced to provide additional fund of Rs 1050 crores to Police Housing Corporation through HUDCO for construction of more houses. With this, police housing satisfaction level would increase further. Earlier, financial assistance of Rs. 550 crores was provided to the Corporation, which is used for construction of 3060 houses in various districts, already under progress at different levels.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that various steps have been taken to strengthen the infrastructure in the Police Department as well as to boost the morale of policemen.  On this occasion, the Chief Minister dedicated 384 houses built at a cost of around Rs 65 crores to police personnel. He also advised them to improve their working style and behavior further and help in making Haryana Police as one of the best police force in the country. He said that recruitment on about 7000 posts would be carried out in Police Department, next year.

Earlier, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. B.S. Sandhu thanked the Chief Minister for ensuring transparent recruitment process in the state police force. In the last recruited batch of 4225 constables, he informed, about 2600 policemen are either post-graduate or graduate. The DGP also urged the police officials to make a positive change in their behavior while dealing with public in year 2019.

Others presented included Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr. Om Prakash Dhankar, Industries Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel, MLAs namely Seema Trikha, Nagendra Bhadana, Moolchand Sharma and Tek Chand Sharma, DG (Hqrs) Mr. KK Mishra, DG (Crime) Mr. P.K. Agrawal and ADGP (Law and Order) Mohd. Akil apart from others.

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