Punjab's director general of police, Suresh Arora, felicitated the state police personnel and officers for smooth conduct of the parliamentary elections. In a message, the police chief also lauded the support rendered by the families of the police staff to them for doing their long and arduous duty diligently.
Arora took over the charge after Sumedh Singh Saini proceeded on leave on April 4. Saini would join back on Tuesday.
Also, a spokesman of the Punjab Police said that on the recommendations of DGP Arora, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal have released `5 crore for the Police Welfare Fund. He added that the state has also decided to provide `25,000 and `50,000 for simple and grievous injury, respectively, to Prakaram Medal winners.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR COPS' KIDS
The spokesman added that the Punjab Police-HDFC Bank Scholarship was being launched under which the bank would grant scholarships of up to `10 lakh to the academically brilliant wards of police personnel.
Students from Class 8 to 12 securing 90% and Grade A would get `1,000 per month. Similarly, students doing graduation securing 90% and Grade A would get `1,500 a month; and those pursuing professional/higher education to get `2,000 a month on securing 90%.
He said that HDFC Bank would also organise a special camp for employment to the wards of police personnel and, in June, top officials of HDFC and Punjab Police would have a joint meeting in this context.