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DGP chairs high level officers meeting, reviews welfare for cops

Srinagar, Aug 01 : The Director General of police Dilbag Singh today chaired a welfare meeting at Armed Police Complex Zewan in which Commandants of different Armed Battalions and IRP participated. The meeting was attended by ADGP CID J&K Dr. B. Srinivas, ADGP Coordination, PHQ A.K. Choudhary, ADGP Armed, J&K S. J. M. Gillani, ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ A.G. Mir, ADGP (SHRC) J&K, Mohd Sulaiman Salaria, IGP (Pers.) PHQ J.P. Singh, IGP Armed Kashmir Vijay Kumar, Director SSG, J&K Surinder Gupta, MD Police Housing Corporation J&K S. Ahfadul Mujtaba, Director Anti-Corruption Bureau, J&K Anand Jain.

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At the very outset of the meeting the DGP J&K thanked the Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisors to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar, K.K. Sharma, K. Skandan, Farooq Khan, Chief Secretary J&K B.V.R Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra for enhancing the ration money allowance from Rs.2000/- to Rs.2500/- and hardship allowance from existing 8% to 10% in respect of all the ranks of J&K Police personnel and from existing 10% to 12% in respect of classified category of J&K Police w.e.f 01.08.2019.

In the meeting DGP advised the Commandants to lookafter the welfare needs of the jawans and their families. Referring to the recent Central Welfare Committee meeting the DGP said that the various decisions such as enhancing the special welfare relief for the NoKs of the deceased police personnel have been enhanced from Rs.15 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs and for SPOs from Rs.2.50 lakhs to Rs.5.00 lakhs and also other decisions have been implemented.

During the meeting ADGP Armed, IGP Armed Kashmir and all the Commandants briefed the DGP regarding working and nature of duties including a large deployment for yatra duties, apart from law and order and other duties on day to day basis. DGP complimented the role of officers and jawans in the smooth conduct of ongoing Amarnath Yatra and other multifarious duties.

DGP said that the welfare of officers/jawans is always on our top priority and all genuine issues are being taken up with government. It is a matter of great satisfaction that the government is equally concerned and sympathetic to all the genuine requirements put forth by PHQ which are considered on priority basis. In the present case the second enhancement of hardship allowance has come just within a few months of the earlier. Ration money allowance has also been stepped up after the earlier hike just a couple of years ago .

Large scale promotions are also effected, including over 697 yesterday from PHQ after fresh avenues for the promotion of various ranks were explored and sanctioned by the government as per PHQ request.

More such proposals are under active consideration of the government wherein an early favourable action is expected.

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