Constabulary to Go On Ceasework from Jan 25 - The New Indian Express

Constabulary to Go On Ceasework from Jan 25

Published: 21st January 2014 12:02 PM

Last Updated: 21st January 2014 12:02 PM

The State constabulary on Monday reiterated its decision to go on ceasework agitation from January 25 if the Government does not take any step towards fulfilling their 15-point charter of demands.

The announcement was made despite withdrawing the black-badge protest of the havildars, constables and sepoys following assurance of the State police authorities that the Government will take action on their  demands very soon.

The Havildar Constable Sepoys Confederation, however, offered to wait till January 24. More than 50,000 strong workforce would resort to strike if no action is taken by then, general secretary Panchanan Behera said.

The conferedation has demanded provisioning of better work atmosphere and benefits for the vital force. They have called for making the revised assured career progression scheme effective from September 9, 2008 instead of January 1, 2013.

While seeking additional benefits for working in troubled and Naxal affected zones, the confederation has pressed for enhancement of ex gratia amount for victims of Naxal violence to `30 lakh. The same should also be extended to other violence and law and order situations.

The posts of havildars and constables should be increased in more than 460 police stations in the State in view of the increasing workload. Havildars, constables and sepoys should be provided motorcycle allowance instead of cycle allowance and the credit of earned leaves should also be raised to 600 days from 300 days.

A special package or special fund should be announced for treatment of police personnel injured during the Naxal attack and other serious law and order duties.

The retirement age for constabulary should be increased to 60 from 58. Payment of special allowance for the constabulary working in Commissionerate Police, ODRAF units, Energy police stations, GRP and Signal Establishment should be implemented.

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