Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good news for police dogs in Karnataka

BANGALORE: There is good news for dogs attached to the police department in Karnataka: their daily food allowance may go up by more than two-and-half times.Home Minister V S Acharya told the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that a proposal to enhance the food allowance prescribed for each dog from Rs 70 to Rs 177 per day is under the government's consideration.

"A programme to give scientifically latest training to dogs has been taken up for detecting crimes, explosives and drug items", he said in reply to a question from Haris N A (Congress).Police department has a sanctioned strength of 148 dogs but there is a vacancy of 24 now which is being filled according to requirement. Acharya said the financial delegation power of Rs 5,000 given to heads of departments earlier has now been enhanced to Rs 10,000 and, as a result of this, the state police department can purchase dogs of good breeds now. (PTI/Mangalorean)

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