Finally, orderly system scrapped in Karnataka

Finally, orderly system scrapped in Karnataka

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-11-19 13:42 File Photo: Keshava VitlaBengaluru: The State government – on Friday – has scrapped the orderly system where constables do menial jobs in the homes of their seniors. This is being seen as a big step in restoring the true worth of constables to the department. However, the government is contemplating to have an alternative system in its place. Addressing a joint presss conference here on Friday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister G Parameshwar said it has been a long-pending demand to scrap the orderly system. The system of orderlies dates back to colonial days and continued to this day. The chief minister also said that a special allowance of Rs 2,000 will be given to constables, head constables, ASI and sub-inspectors every month and it will come into effect from next month. On demand to hike their salary, a new pay commission will be formed next year and it will also review the payscale of police personnel, he added. Besides, uniform allowance has been hiked from Rs 100 to Rs 500 and the police personnel will now be covered under risk allowance, the chief minister said. An increment will be made mandatory for every ten years. This year, 7,815 constables and 711 police sub-inspectors will be recruited.