GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - A delegation of the All Assam Police Association met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal recently and submitted a 14-point memorandum incorporating issues like payment and allowances to the police personnel.
The association members alleged that the Assam Police personnel had been deprived of their due, including pay scale and allowances by the previous pay commissions. They pointed out that not just conveyance allowance, special allowance, technical allowance etc., had been abolished, even the pay scale and grade pay of non-gazetted officers and employees had been reduced by the Sixth Pay Commission.
This, according to the association, has resulted in lower salaries of Assam Police personnel compared to their counterparts in Manipur, Meghalaya and West Bengal. The association requested the CM to rectify the errors made by the Sixth Pay Commission while implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.
The police body placed some demands related to other allowances including ration, house rent, education, training and compensatory allowances etc., a statement said.