With an aim to boost the morale of security personnel working in field, the State Cabinet on Tuesday gave the nod for increasing the financial power of senior police officers. With today’s Cabinet decision, there has been a hike in Director General of Police (DGP), Inspector General (IG) of Police and other senior police officers’ financial powers to reward police personnel for their bravery and exemplary services.
The DGP who had earlier the power to reward police personnel for bravery upto Rs 10,000 can now reward upto Rs 50,000. Similarly, the Additional Director General of Police (ADG) rank police officers can reward upto Rs 30,000 to police personnel for their bravery act. The IG rank police officers earlier had the power to reward police officers upto Rs 3,000 now can reward upto Rs 20,000. The SP rank officers who had the financial power to reward upto Rs 500 now can reward police officers upto Rs 5,000 for their exemplary services.
Cabinet coordination department principal secretary (in-charge) Ajay Kumar Singh said, “The Cabinet today gave the nod for increasing the financial power of senior police officers meant for rewarding police personnel working in field.” Sources said that today’s Cabinet decision aims to boosting the morale of police personnel working in field so as to improve law and order situation in State and also security personnel working in anti-Naxal operations.
The Cabinet at today’s meeting also gave the nod for increasing the dearness allowance (DA) of government employees who salaries has not been revised from 148 per cent to 154 per cent with an increase of six per cent. Similarly, the DA of pensioners and their family members too has been increased from 148 per cent to 154 per cent whose pension has not been revised.
At Cabinet meet it was also decided to regularise the salaries of employees working under chief whip. The salaries of private secretary, clerk, driver and peon have been regularised as per seventh pay recommendations. The private secretary whose monthly salary was Rs 45,630 has been regularized to Rs Rs 53,100. Similarly, the salaries of clerk have been raised from Rs 22, 298 to Rs 25,000 per month. The driver of chief whip will get Rs 19,000 which is Rs 2,000 more than his earlier salary. The peon working at the office of chief whip can now get regularized salaries of Rs 18,000 per month which was earlier Rs 13,616.
The Cabinet at today’s meeting gave approval to 13 agendas. The other Cabinet decision includes provision of 69.65 acres of land at Radhanagar (Bokaro Chas) to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for construction of oil deport. The land has been given to Oil Company on lease of 30 years at Rs 7.85 crore. Similarly, 25.03 acres of GM land at Tandwa in Chatar district has been given to NTPC on lease for 30 years at 12.35 crore for North Karanpura Thermal Power Project. The Cabinet also gave its nod for release of Rs 28.92 crore of State’s share for construction of ROB at Madhepura. The ROB is coming up at the estimated cost of Rs 45.27 crore.