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Change "old'' Acts for speedy progress: Singh

punjab Updated: Nov 26, 2013 19:48 IST
HT Correspondent

Stating that the police personnel were still not entirely happy despite allowance announced by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda; the Congress legislator from Nalwa, Sampat Singh, on Tuesday sought amendments in Acts, which had become obsolete for speedy progress in the state.

Singh said in a release that Hooda announced payment of Rs 2,000 per month as interim relief for all Class 3 and 4 employees and Rs 5,000 per month as risk allowance for police personnel, a newly appointed police constable would draw Rs 22,124 per month against Rs 25,650 per month drawn by a Punjab Police constable.

"Though the difference in pay was small yet the Haryana police personnel were not entirely happy with this decision because this additional amount had not been added to their pay scale," he said and urged Hooda to merge the additional amount into their pay scale to bring the salaries of Haryana police personnel at par with that of their counterparts in Punjab. "The law enforcement personnel deserved this benefit. Besides, such benefits should also be extended to jail employees and clerical staff," he added.

Singh suggested that the Haryana government suitably amend and rename all Acts, which had been enacted in Punjab before the formation of Haryana as most of these Acts had become obsolete and needed major amendments in view of the changed circumstances.

He said in order to provide relief to farmers' laws governing partitioning of land including, Sections 111 to 123, of the Punjab Land Revenue Act 1887 must be amended immediately to simplify the procedure.

Sampat Singh also categorically said red tape was coming in the way of speedy implementation of the announcements made by Hooda.