FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, July 7: The Aruchal Pradesh government has released an amount of 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 fince portfolio, yesterday released the amount out of total 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 enhancement of stipend would benefit 866 trainees across the state, the release said. Sticking to his commitment in his budget speech, the chief minister also approved the 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 of the state police department.
Taking cognizance of the working conditions of the drivers and their low pay scale, Pul also approved the pay up gradation of government drivers from existing Grade Pay of Rs 1900 to Rs 2400 in PB – I to Rs 5200-20200 at par with the post of lower division clerk and store keeper.
However, the enhancement of ration money of police personnel and the pay up gradation of drivers would be placed before the state cabinet for fil approval, the release added.