DGP thanks Home Minister, LG for Special Security Allowance grant

DGP thanks Home Minister, LG for Special Security Allowance grant
DGP Dilbag Singh speaking The order read that all those combatants (operational staff) of J&K Police would receive 25 percent of their basic pay as special allowance. [File]Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Jammu: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Monday thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Advisor to Lt Governor R R Bhatnagar, Union Home Secretary A K Bhalla, Chief Secretary A K Mehta, Principal Secretary Shaleen Kabra and other officers for sanctioning the Special Security Allowance (SSA) in favour of the members of Special Operation Group (SOG) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of J&K Police.

A statement of J&K Police issued here quoted the DGP as saying that the decision of providing special allowance would go a long way in boosting the morale of the Police personnel.

“By this order the long-pending demand of the J&K Police has been met,” he said.

The DGP said that the Union Home Ministry and the LG Governor's administration had been kind in considering favourably different proposals for the welfare and better working conditions of J&K Police.

The statement said that vide order of J&K Home department, sanction was accorded to the grant of special security allowance in favour of members of SOG and BDS of J&K Police.

The order read that all those combatants (operational staff) of J&K Police would receive 25 percent of their basic pay as special allowance.

Similarly, non-combatants (non-operational staff) of J&K Police would receive 12.5 percent of their basic pay.

The DGP said that it had come like a Diwali gift for the Police force that had been performing extremely high-risk jobs.

Extending thanks to the government, he impressed upon the Police personnel to work with more dedication to ensure maintenance of peace and order in J&K and to provide better service to the people of J&K.

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