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DGP Arora praises cops for poll duty; Saini rejoins today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 19, 2014
First Published: 22:10 IST(19/5/2014) | Last Updated: 09:23 IST(20/5/2014)

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.

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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.

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