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(ಚಿತ್ರ ವಾರ್ತೆ: ಸಂಜೆವಾಣಿ, ಈಸಂಜೆ) Better Deal for Karnataka Cops! BANGALORE: An internal security cell will be set up to review the security situation in Karnataka, and the new body will take under its ambit theanti-terrorist cell and anti-naxal force, according to home minister V S Acharya.
“A meeting will be held on Friday in which senior police officials will plan the next course of action for tightening security,” Acharya told reporters on Tuesday. He was attending the commemoration day celebration at the City Armed Reserve (CAR) headquarters on Mysore Road.
Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who also watched the memorial parade, announced many schemes for police personnel.
Their weekly allowance of Rs 50 will be hiked to Rs 100. CAR personnel who were not entitled to the allowance will also get the same. Head constables and others with 20 years of experience and above will be promoted soon.
“We’ll pay educational expenses of children of personnel who died while on duty,” Yeddyurappa said. He also announced several projects worth crores of rupees for the police department — Rs 43 crore for modernisation, Rs 45 crore for development of housing corporations and Rs 10 crore for the police welfare fund. “All the vacant police posts will be filled soon,” he added.
He gave compensation to families of 11 policemen who died while on duty between September 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008.