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Big jump in police compensation proposed

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Honoured: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Home Minister R. Ashok with the 99 medal winning police personnel at the Police Flag Day in Bangalore on Saturday. — Photo K. Bhagya Prakash
Honoured: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Home Minister R. Ashok with the 99 medal winning police personnel at the Police Flag Day in Bangalore on Saturday. — Photo K. Bhagya Prakash

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday announced that the State Government is considering a proposal to increase compensation for police personnel who die on duty.

The Karnataka State Police celebrated the Police Flag Day on Saturday when 99 police personnel were awarded the Chief Minister's medal.

Mr. Yeddyurappa, after conferring the medals, said: “At present, the Government releases Rs. 3 lakh to the family of police personnel who die while discharging duties. The Government, considering the risk involved in the job, is seriously thinking of increasing it to Rs. 10 lakh.”

The Government is also planning to increase medical reimbursement for police personnel besides upgrading their housing facilities along with basic amenities such as regular supply of drinking water, he added.

He also announced that 25 more police stations will come up in the State.

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