End disparity in risk allowances: Apni Party

Javid Hassan Baig. Image Source: Twitter

Apni Party spokesperson Javid Hassan Baig Tuesday expressed concern over the “disparity” faced by the Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel regarding risk allowances being disbursed to other forces personnel.

A statement of Apni Party issued here quoted Baig as saying that J&K Police personnel have shown professional acumen and dedication towards their services and contributed in bringing down the scale of violence and ensuring peace in this region.

He said that the risk allowances being disbursed to J&K Police personnel was very low in comparison to what the CRPF personnel and officials of other counter insurgency wings are provided.

“This disparity in disbursement of risk allowance is totally ironic as the Police personnel are delivering the same kind of services as their counterparts in other forces wings,” Baig said. “They have always been at the forefront delivering their unrelenting services but the inequality in risk and hardship allowance is beyond comprehension.”

The Apni Party spokesman urged the administration to maintain uniformity in risk allowances and pay scale in view of the rising number of attacks on J&K Police personnel which had resulted in many casualties.

“I urge the Lt Governor to address this grave concern. Similarly, the concerns of SPOs who are rendering their services in a very tough atmosphere should also be addressed by raising their wages,” Baig said.