K'taka HM for review of pay scale of police constables; will govt take cue from Telangana?

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Bengaluru, June 2: In the revised pay scale of 2015, Telangana police constables have seen a fair hike of salaries. The question that arises in the minds at this juncture when police constables are planning mass leave protest in state of Karnataka is, will the government during the next pay commission increase the pay scale to the par of Telangana.

Preparation for 'mass leave' protests citing poor salary and harassment by senior officers despite hindrance by the government to curb the same has forced the Congress government to mull over revising salary scale of police constables.

Images captured from the PDF document of GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA REVISED PAY SCALES 2015

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The Home Minister of Karnataka G Parameshwar on May 29 in a press meet issued a statement on pay scale. Minister said the government will consider revising their (police constables) salary on a par with other states during the next pay commission. He appealed to them to drop their plans of going on mass leave.

Parameshwar said, "We have collected information from other States on salaries of the police there. The government will consider hiking the salary during the next pay revision commission... I urge the protesting police personnel to withdraw their plan to go on mass leave because they are a disciplined force,"

Telangana government, in 2015 has revised the pay scales of police constables. Before the revision, the police constables from various divisions were getting basic pay scale, Rs 8,440 to Rs 24,950. For head constables Rs 10,900 - Rs 31,550. Post revised, the constables' scale has been revised to Rs 16,400- Rs 49,870 and Rs 21,230- Rs 63,010. This perhaps makes a huge difference.

In Karnataka, the tale is different. The pay scale of head constables Rs 12,500 to Rs 24,000 and for constables Rs 11,600 to Rs 21,000. It is same for constables working under different divisions. Will the Karnataka government in the upcoming pay commission hike the scale to the level of Telangana police as to comfort the lives of constables who are reeling under struggle.

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