AAPA moves Sarma on anomalies in revised pay

GUWAHATI, March 28: A delegation of the All Assam Police Association (AAPA) met State Fince Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on March 27 and requested him to sort out the anomalies in grade pays and various allowances of different ranks of police personnel in the recent pay revision done by the Seventh Pay Commission. They requested the minister to intervene to get the anomalies rectified, a press release said.

The delegation made the minister to understand that the grade pays of police personnel of various ranks need to be hiked, besides other allowances. They also demanded a special medical insurance scheme, along with smart cards, for police personnel.  

Pointing out some of the anomalies, the delegation said: “In the revised pay structures the salaries of constables, lance yaks, yaks and havildars are the same. Likewise the salaries of head constables and that of assistant sub-inspectors are the same. This apart, the grade pays of sub-inspectors and APS officers have also come down.”

The minister assured the delegation that he would take steps to get the anomalies sorted out by April.

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