Retd cops stage protest, demand removal of anomaly

Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners during a protest at Jammu on Tuesday.—Excelsior/Rakesh
Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners during a protest at Jammu on Tuesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 5: The Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners Welfare Forum here today staged a protest demonstration under the leadership of Ajit Singh, Forum Chairman.
Speaking on the occasion Singh said that retired police pensioners are facing discrimination in pay anomaly which must be removed immediately.
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He quoted a Government order of the year 2014 regarding anomaly which gives effect prospectively (that is from the date of order).
However, the protesters demanded that the effect should be given from the year 1996 when the fifth pay commission was implemented throughout the State but only the police department was left out.
The protesters also quoted some pay anomaly committees which gave their opinion from time to time in this regard.
A handout stated that Finance Department had sought clarification from the Director General of Police (DGP) regarding the pay anomalies to retiree ASIs and Head Constables and the DGP office in turn had replied that an amount of Rs 5,93,25000 should be released to ASIs and Head Constables.