MP govt to fund higher education of cops’ children

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 19:36 IST
Students study at a government school in Bhopal. (HT file/Mujeeb Faruqui)

There is good news for children of police personnel in Madhya Pradesh as the state government has decided to provide an annual grant for their higher education, officials said on Wednesday.

The government has decided to provide grants up to Rs 2 lakh for higher education, beside providing an additional Rs 20,000 for daughters of police personnel, who stay in hostels, said Madhya Pradesh police spokesperson Pradeep Bhatia.

“The decision was taken in a meeting of the joint police advisory council and central management committee to provide financial assistance to the police personnel whose children pursue higher education,” he said. “The grant will help police personnel, especially those from the lower rung, who face difficulties in financing their children’s education.

“Additional annual grant of Rs 20,000 will be given to girl students in view of the extra expenses borne by the families when the kids go to another city to study.”

Personnel from the rank of constables to inspectors--constable, head constable, assistant sub-inspector, sub-inspector and inspector—will benefit from the new scheme, he said.

“Police personnel, especially constables and head constables have low salaries and this would help them.”

An official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not permitted to speak to the media, said issues relating to lack of adequate housing facility for police personnel and mandatory health check-up were also discussed at the meeting held on Tuesday.

“It was decided that health check-up of police personnel above the age of 40 would be made mandatory,” he said.

Representatives from the ranks of constable to the inspector general of police along with the heads of different branches of the state police attended the meeting.

“More than 10,000 quarters are being constructed for the force while another 25,000 are to be built later,” said state director general of police Surendra Sinh, who chaired the meeting.

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