Home Minister Mr. Ramsevak Paikra said that state government is compassionately providing for all the basic needs of police personnel.
He said- under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Government is enhancing the basic facilities for the police personnel appointed at naxal front and also for the police personnel posted in other districts.
Government is taking every possible step to provide them better facilities.
Mentioning about these facilities, Mr. Paikra informed today that State Government is providing additional one month salary, keeping in view the on-duty challenges and difficulties of police personnel. In addition, 15 days casual leaves have been provisioned for them, which can be taken besides various government holidays. This benefit is provided to police personnel only. Police force has also been equipped with modern resources, so that they may discharge their duties effectively.
More than 48 thousand recruited in Police Force
Mr. Paikra informed that after formation of the state, total 48 thousand 477 vacancies of constables to Deputy Superintendent of Police cadre in CAF and District Police Force of state have been filled via recruitment process.
Presently, recruitment on 1786 vacancies in CAF and 2259 vacancies in District Police Forces i.e. on total 4045 posts is in process. Till date, total 9083 police personnel right from constables to inspector cadre in police forces and total 547 personnel of other cadres have been provided promotion in general sequence.
Besides, more than 500 police personnel have been promoted before the sequence under provisions of Police Regulation Para-70.
First in 10 years and second in higher pay commission in 20 years
Mr. Paikra informed- to provide stable and time-bound growth opportunity to police personnel in their services, first higher pay commission on 10 years of service and second higher pay commission on 20 years of service is provisioned.
He informed that keeping in view the important and commendable role of Chhattisgarh Police in anti-naxal campaign, State Government has sanctioned monthly naxal area allowance of 20% and 15% respectively for sensitive and highly sensitive areas, which has been hiked to 50% for highly-sensitive, 35% for sensitive areas and 15% for general areas.
Provision of Ration Allowance
He informed that from 10 January 2006, State Government has also made provision of monthly ration allowance of Rs 650 in naxal-affected areas of state for officials and employees from constable cadre to inspector-level.
Besides, from 9 October 2015, monthly ration allowance of Rs 2000 has been provisioned for District Police Force and Armed Force, also for assistant constables and under-cover personnel. Monthly ration allowance of Rs 2200 has been provisioned for police personnel of Special Task Force.
Hike in Bastar Allowance of Police Personnel
Group Insurance Special Subsidy of Rs 25 lakh
Mr. Paikra informed-from 23 July 2013, Bastar allowance for police personnel of Bastar Revenue Division has been increased. Under this, employees of various categories are getting Bastar allowance worth Rs 350 to Rs 600.
Mr. Paikra said- State Government is also sensitive towards financial security of martyr officials and personnel. Government has been paying Rs 10 lakh under Group Insurance Special Subsidy Scheme to families of martyrs, which has been increased to Rs 25 lakh to September 2, 2013.
Lump sum amount of Rs 40 thousand is provided for education of children of martyr police officers and personnel.
Special Grace Grant of Rs 15 lakh to families of Martyr Police Personnel
Home Minister informed that Special Grace Grant has been provisioned for dependents of martyr police personnel.
Under this provision, earlier Rs five lakh were provided as special grace grant but now this has been increased to Rs 15 lakh.
In this way, amount of special grace grant has been increased by three times. Besides, Special Grace Grant of Rs five lakh is provided to the dependent families of martyr assistant constables. State Government has provisioned Asaadharan Parivar Pension for families of martyr police personnel, while Naveen Anshdayi Pension Yojana is also under effect.
Salary of 40 months is provided to families of martyr police officials and employees as special gratuity. Under Group Insurance Scheme 1985, Rs three lakh is provided separately. Rs four lakh are provided as Shaheen Samman Nidhi from non-government funds to dependents of martyr police personnel. Mr. Paikra informed that there is a provision of Rs one lakh for families of martyr police personnel under Paropkar Nidhi.
Number of houses for police personnel more than doubled
Mr. Paikra told that State Government has seriously taken care of the housing needs of police personnel. Police Housing Corporation has been formed for this purpose. At the time of state formation, only five thousand 276 houses were available for police officials and employees of Chhattisgarh. Now the number has increased to 14 thousand 283.
Under Chief Minister Housing Scheme, the process of sanctioning 10 thousand houses for police personnel is in process. The police personnel who could not get houses under the scheme, they are being provided 10%, 7% and 30% housing allowance on the basis to city categories from February 22, 2010. Besides, provision of 30% of the salary as housing allowance has been made for employees living in Naya Raipur in own or rented houses.
Medical Facility: Rs 200 every month
Home Minister said- State Government has made the provision of medical facilities for police personnel and their families.
Under this, there is a provision of fixed monthly medical allowance of Rs 200 on the basis of treatment option for employees of third and fourth grade as outdoor patient. There is also a provision of medical reimbursement for employees in case of them availing treatment as indoor patient. Provision of special treatment facility has been made for police personnel posted in naxal-affected areas, under Special Care Rules 2009.>