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govt decision to withdraw sops spoils holi mood for Bihar cops

Around one lakh Bihar Police personnel, from the rank of constables to inspectors, on Thursday decided not to celebrate the festival of Holi tomorrow to protest against the state government’s decision to scrap the additional one month salary every year approved for them by the previous Jitan Ram Manjhi government, Bihar Police Association (BPA) President Mrityunjay Kumar Singh told PTI.

The Manjhi government, in a cabinet decision taken on February 18, had ordered that the police personnel will get 13 months salary every year which was struck down on Wednesday. “80,000 constables and around 19,000 sub-inspectors and inspectors, as well as, their family members will not celebrate Holi tomorrow. The state government’s decision to do away with the 13-month salary per annum approved for us has turned our happiness into sorrow,” the BPA President said.

Singh said the family members of the police personnel will also not indulge in Holi celebrations and observe mourning on the occasion. He pointed out that police personnel in states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and even Delhi get 13 months salary in a year to compensate for their tough duty with no holidays.
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