The Andhra Pradesh Police Officers Association has hailed the decision of the State government to hike the daily remuneration of home guards from Rs. 200 to 300 and said it will go a long way to improve the living standards of 40,000 beneficiaries. In a release, the association thanked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Home Minister and the Director General of Police for the hike, extension of Arogyasri, payment of uniform allowance and bus pass facility to the home guards.