Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a plethora of welfare schemes for police personnel and said 41,000 temporary posts would be regularised soon.
Presiding over the first ever 'Police Welfare Darbar'here, he said to ensure the welfare of police personnel a comprehensive life-insurance-cum savings scheme and a medical insurance scheme on the pattern of Sanjivani Health Scheme of Cooperative Department would be implemented soon.
He said 295 ex-cadre posts of sportspersons would be merged with mainstream police.
Regularisation of contingency paid class IV staff, granting of regular SP rank after promotion from the post of DSP were some of the other welfare measures announced.
He said 41,000 temporary posts in the force would be regularised to check any inconvenience in drawing of salaries of the police personnel.
The Chief Minister gave his nod to a long pending demand of police personnel for HRA to all as it was only given to 60 per cent of the total strength earlier.
He said the state government had already implemented OTS scheme of Rs 210 crore to give relief to the agriculture borrowers in the cooperative sector.
He said the Ministerial committee constituted by the state government to find ways and means to solve the problems of rural indebtedness had already submitted its report.
To another question about the exemption of VAT on bakery, he said the government had already issued a notification to exempt bakeries with an annual turn over of Rs 12 lakh on their demand.