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Home guards in TS to get handsome hike

Home guards in TS to get handsome hike
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After RTC employees and electricity staff, now it is the turn of home guards to get a handsome hike of salary, thanks to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s benevolence. In what comes as a great relief for the much-utilised but underpaid home guards, the Telangana government has decided to hike their salaries by about 33 percent.

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The government to give 33 per cent increment from the next financial year

Hyderabad: After RTC employees and electricity staff, now it is the turn of home guards to get a handsome hike of salary, thanks to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s benevolence. In what comes as a great relief for the much-utilised but underpaid home guards, the Telangana government has decided to hike their salaries by about 33 percent.

Once the hike is in effect, the home guards will get a salary of Rs 12,000 per month as against the present salary of Rs 9,000. The revised wages will become effective from the next financial year (April 2015). The home guards will also get medical insurance, two uniforms per year and free bus pass in Hyderabad and Cyberabad police limits. The decision coincides with the Home Guards Formation Day to be celebrated on December 6.

The decision was taken in a high-level review meeting held by the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat on Friday. The meeting was attended by DGP Anurag Sharma, IG (Intelligence) Shivadhar Reddy, Finance Secretary Nagi Reddy and other senior officials. The move will benefit about 16,000 home guards across Telangana State.

The Chief Minister has also increased the home guards' parade allowance from Rs 28 to Rs 100. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also decided to bring the Special Protection Force (SPF), which takes care of security of important buildings including Secretariat, High Court, Assembly and other installations, under the purview of the DGP.

The decision was taken following a representation made by the SPF personnel on Thursday seeking redressal of the problems being faced by them. KCR has decided to extend benefits to SPF on par with other police personnel.

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