Lucknow, October 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid homage to the policemen who laid down their lives at the altar of duty on the occasion of ‘Police Memorial Day’ at Reserve Police Lines here today.
Saluting the martyr police personnel, the Chief Minister announced a 25 per cent increase in their nutritious diet allowance for Inspector, Sub-Inspector, Chief Constable, Constable and Class IV personnel.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government has also decided to hike the mobile SIM and increase the SIM allowance. In order to maintain law and order and peace within the state, to effectively curb various incidents and to reach the spot at the earliest, mobile SIMs are being provided to the constables, chief constable and sub-inspectors posted on field duty of the civil police and also announced to provide SIM allowance of two thousand rupees annually.
The Chief Minister said that a provision of Rs 15 crore has been allotted by the state government for the convenience of the police personnel posted in various districts and units of the state and Rs 20 crore for their welfare. Rs. 9 crore 15 lakh for settlement of one thousand 926 claims related to medical reimbursement of working and retired police personnel and dependents, Rs 48 crore 13 lakh for 403 cases related to medical reimbursement of more than Rs five lakh, 288 police personnel and their dependents will be given serious 11 crore 09 lakh rupees have been paid as an advance loan for the treatment of diseases, 26 crore 15 lakh rupees have been paid as assistance to the dependents of one thousand 522 deceased police personnel insured under the life insurance scheme.
“Apart from this, a payment of Rs.7 crore 15 lakh has also been made related to the treatment done by the police personnel and their dependents,” Yogi added.