Home Minister Dr V S Acharya on Friday assured that the State government will soon increase leave allowance from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day for the police personnel.
He was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a mega health check-up camp organised by Jeevani Health Care’s Sarvodaya Hospital, Magadi Road, at the City Armed Reserve Ground.
The Government will soon complete the process of implementing the hike, he added. The policemen work round- the-clock and under extreme circumstances. They require money to carry out investigation as they have to take suspects to different places
Successive governments had not increased the leave allowance. The police top brass had submitted proposals requesting for a hike. The Government decided to hike considering their working conditions. Advising the police not to come to duty if their health was not fit, he said, illness, obesity and extra weight would hamper professional achievement of the policemen.
Hence, they should undergo medical check-up at least once in a year, the minister suggested. The Government is opening gym for the policemen in different parts of the State including Bangalore. The policemen should work out in the gym every day to keep themselves fit, he advised.
He commended the Bangalore police for speedy recovery of stolen goods. The City police had recovered 1,000 stolen cars. He has asked mediapersons to highlight their performance and boost their morale. Acharya blames Opposition
Home Minister Dr V S Acharya replied in affirmative when the media asked if he suspected involvement of the Opposition parties in the church attacks across the State. To a media query if the Opposition parties are involved in the church attacks, Dr Acharya said: “You said the right thing.”
Nowhere in the report had Justice Somasekhara said that organisations such as Bajrang Dal, Srirama Sene or Vishwa Hindu Parishat are involved in the church attacks. It is clearly stated in the report that a few persons made such allegations. Hence, most people have misunderstood the Commission’s observations, he added. He promised protection for those celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14.