1. Citing 7th Pay Commission, Centre turns down risk allowance for Delhi Police Special Cell, SWAT commandos

Citing 7th Pay Commission, Centre turns down risk allowance for Delhi Police Special Cell, SWAT commandos

The central government had rejected Delhi Police's proposal of hiking 60 per cent in basic pay for its anti-terror unit and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) commandos

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 13, 2017 10:45 AM
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The central government had rejected Delhi Police’s proposal of hiking 60 per cent in basic pay for its anti-terror unit and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) commandos, according to Indian Express report. The Union Home Ministry said the proposed allowance is much more than what is payable. The The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also said that it has recommended modifications in risk and hardship allowance in the 7th Pay Commission, according to IE report. Delhi Police had sent the proposal to the MHA in March, 2016. It had cited that Delhi Police Special Cell and SWAT commandos should get this risk allowance as anti-terror units of states such as Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were getting it, according to IE report.

The ministry had said that since the Delhi police is under the Centre, they cannot compare themselves with their state government counterparts. It has been learned that a fresh proposal may be sent to the MHA. “We are working with the same dedication and risk to our lives as other state government police forces. We should also be given the same kind of facilities,” an official was quoted as saying by IE.

In its proposal, the Delhi Police had listed out achievements of the Special Cell. The Special Cell has worked out many cases related to terrorist activities, serial blasts and terror attacks, according to IE report. Since 2010, the cell has arrested 92 terrorists of different organisations across the country, said Delhi Police in its proposal . The proposal also highlighted that in the last two years, the Special Cell had busted the first active modules of Islamic State (IS) and the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). The proposal also stated that the Special Cell has tracked down many inter-state gangsters, with its personnel having to face fire in 27 instances.

Last year Delhi High Court had directed the central government to consider enhancing the salaries of police personnel in the national capital.

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