Attacks on policemen or government employees will attract harsher punishments as the government has decided to amend the existing laws. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the penalty will be increased to five years imprisonment as against the current provision of two years.
Responding to a demand made by the Maharashtra State Gazetted Officers’ Federation, Fadnavis said section 353 and 332 of the Indian Penal code would be amended to ensure harsher punishment. He also assured government employees that a five-day week would be implemented and the retirement age to would be fixed at 60 years, on the lines of the central government.
GD Kulthe,chief advisor of the federation said the chief minister spoke positively about childcare leave for state employees.