The government of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced a 25 percent increase in the nutritional diet allowance for police officers and an annual grant of Rs 2,000 to cover the cost of recharging SIM cards for cell phones.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the Police Memorial Day, when he also paid tribute to the police officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Yogi Adityanath also said that the families of all police officers who died of COVID-19 while carrying out their duty received a complimentary lakh of Rs 50 each.
A sum of Rs 37 lakh has so far been paid to the families of the police officers, who died of Covid, according to a press release from the UP government.
Police personnel up to the rank of inspector currently receive nutritional diet allowances of between Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,600, depending on their rank, ranging from police officers and other grade IV employees to inspectors, the statement said.
The chief minister also called on the police department to provide cell phones and their SIM cards to police officers engaged in the field who often had to rush to the crime scene and said those police officers will receive a SIM card allowance of 2,000 rupees each year, the statement said. noted.
The chief minister also urged the police to carry out their duty with honesty and dedication to instill a sense of security among people, the statement said.
He said a total of 23,075 police officers have been promoted to various unpublished positions and a proposal has been sent to the Police Recruitment and Promotion Board to recruit 829 sub-inspectors and 26,744 more officers.
Yogi Adityanath said his government is working under a policy of zero tolerance towards crime and criminals.
“As a result, 151 criminals were killed in encounters and 3,473 were injured between March 20, 2017 and October 10, 2021. In this action, 13 policemen showed courage and achieved martyrdom and 1,198 policemen were killed. been injured, ”he said.