Policemen to Get Allowance for Health Check-ups

Published: 22nd October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The state government will soon provide an annual allowance of Rs 1,000 for the health check-up of police personnel other than IPS officers. This is similar to the allowance given to IAS and IPS officers (Rs 1,500) by the central government.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who announced the scheme on Tuesday, said it will cost the exchequer Rs 9 crore annually. He was speaking at the Police Commemoration Day at the City Armed Reserve headquarters. The day is observed in memory of policemen who die on duty.

The CM reiterated the budget promise of extending family insurance to police inspectors across the state. The annual insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh that was provided to head constables and constables earlier has now been increased to Rs 20 lakh. “Over 83,000 people will benefit from this,” Siddaramaiah said.

Apart from this, Siddaramaiah said public schools for children of police personnel will be opened in Davangere, Belgaum, Gulbarga and Udupi for which Rs 15 crore has been allocated. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp