HYDERABAD:Paying rich tributes to the policemen who lost their lives while on duty, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has showered sops on the police personnel.
Addressing the gathering at Goshamahal police stadium on the Police Commemoration Day here on Wednesday, the chief minister said, “Policemen make several sacrifices to protect law and order in the society. We will always remain grateful to them for their dedication towards their duty. Their role is also crucial in making Hyderabad a global city.”
Saying that the police deserve much appreciation for their service, KCR announced a list of sops including reservation of 10 percent of flats in double-bedroom scheme for the police and free land sites for the officials above the rank of sub inspector in their own districts.
Extending the list, Rao further announced that these sites would also be exempted from the land registration fee.
He also announced pollution allowance for traffic police and hiked uniform allowances from Rs 3,500 to 7,500.
After holding a review meeting with the senior police officials on Tuesday, the CM cleared the long-lasting proposal for granting pollution allowance for traffic policemen. Since many of them suffer from respiratory and skin diseases, the government has decided to give them special allowance which will be 30 percent of the basic salary. Soon, a foundation stone would be laid for new Command and Control Centre in 24-storey building at Banjara Hills, the chief minister said.
Speaking at the occasion, home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, said “It is unfortunate to see that more number of policemen are losing their lives while performing their duties.
Their job has become more challenging with the increasing crimes. This year, 438 policemen died on the line of duty across the country. Four of them are from Telangana.” The minister said, families of these policemen have been provided financial assistance and one of their family members were also given job in government departments.
The chief minister, along with home minister, DGP Anurag Sharma, Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahender Reddy and other senior officials, laid wreaths at the memorial and paid tributes to those police personnel who lost their lives on duty. Earlier, governor ESL Narasimhan also visited the memorial and paid tributes.