Govt urged to pay risk allowance to police personnel

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New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Indian Police Service (IPS) officers have expressed dissatisfaction over the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and urged the government to grant ''risk allowance'' to police personnel.

A delegation of IPS officers met Home Minister Shivraj Patil and pointed out that the pay scale of Director Intelligence Bureau has been downgraded in the commission's recommendations and it should be rectified. Moreover, the pay scale of DGPs should also be raised, they demanded.

Pointing out the 24X7 work schedule of police personnel right from the constable level to higher ups and the kind of various risks faced by them, the delegation demanded that they should be given ''Risk Allowance.'' However, their request in this regard had been turned down by the pay panel.

The delegation also pointed out the lack of parity in the various scales of the police and paramilitary forces.

The Home Minister said the government was aware of the crucial role the police forces played in the country. He said that their demands would be sympathetically considered by the government and suitable action taken.

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