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Pay hike announced for police officers

Pay hike announced for police officers
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Kolkata: Police officials of and below the rank of Deputy Superintendents/Assistant Commissioners of police will now be entitled to get 52 days extra salary apart from their entitled yearly salary. The step is in recognition of their services even on weekly off days and holidays. Till date, these officials got 30 days extra pay. The state Home and Hill Affairs department brought out a notification regarding this on Friday, stating that the Governor has approved "proposal of payment in one lump of cash compensation equivalent to 52 days pay and DA to police officers or personnel of or below the rank of Deputy Superintendents/Assistant Commissioners of police, for deprivation of weekly off days and gazetted holidays, for every completed year ending on June 30 every year." Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced this at the state Assembly on Wednesday. The notification will come into effect on an immediate basis. MPOST

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