The Arunachal Pradesh government has released Rs 58.48 lakh for payment of stipend to ITI and government craft centres trainees in the state. Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who also holds the finance portfolio, released this amount out of a total Rs 311.76 lakh kept in budget estimates for 2016-17, an official release informed here today. The remaining amount would be incorporated in the revised estimate for the 2016-17. The stipend would benefit 866 trainees across the state, the release said. Sticking to his commitment in his budget speech, the chief minister also approved enhancement of ration money of police personnel from existing Rs 300 to Rs 1000 per month. The enhancement would benefit 11,701 police personnel from the rank of constable to sub-inspector. Pul also approved their pay upgradation from existing Grade Pay of Rs 1900 to Rs 2400 in PB\u2013I to Rs 5200-20200 at par with the post of lower division clerk and store keeper, the release said. However, the enhancement of ration money of police personnel and the pay up gradation of drivers would be placed before the state cabinet for final approval, it added.