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.