Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a slew of incentives for Home Guard personnel which included a hefty increase in their duty allowance, training allowance and washing allowance.
Stating this here today, State Minister for Home Gopal Kanda said the duty allowance for the Home Guard volunteers had now been doubled from Rs 150 to Rs 300 per day, training allowance had been increased by three times from Rs 100 to Rs 300 per day and the washing allowance has also been doubled from Rs 40 to Rs 80 per month.
He added that allowances had been given to Home Guards personnel on the pattern of Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Mr Kanda said these personnel had been requesting for increase in their allowances time and again as they performed duties along with the Police personnel in many adverse situations.
He said Haryana had a total of 14,025 Home Guard volunteers. He said that battalions of volunteers would be prepared to impart training in Home Guards or Civil Defence as per the curriculum sent to the Central Government by the Disaster Management Department.
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