FM to modernise police force for Rs 430 cr

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Pranab Mukerjee
New Delhi, Jul 6: For modernization of police force in the States, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed an additional amount of Rs. 430 crore over and above the provision in the Interim Budget.

Mukherjee said that the Government has also sanctioned special risk/hardship allowances to the personnel of Para Military Forces at par with Defence Forces. "Provisions for payment of these allowances are also being proposed in the Budget, he added.

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For strengthening Border Management, Mukherjee proposed an additional amount of Rs. 2,284 crore over and above the provision for construction of fences, roads, flood-lights on the international borders.

He said the Government proposed to launch a massive programme of housing to create one lakh dwelling units for Central Para Military Forces Personnel.

"This will not only enhance the morale of the forces, but will also enable leveraging of Government's annual budgetary resources and create an innovative financing model," he added.

ANI

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