Vijayawada: The Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu praised the services of home guards doing to the police department and the people of Andhra Pradesh and ensured the TDP government is committed for the welfare of police department. Chandrababu Naidu was felicitated by Andhra Pradesh Home Guards Association at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium here on Monday.
The chief minister said that TDP government had enhanced their daily honorarium from Rs 300 to Rs 600. Now the home guards get a monthly honorarium of Rs 18,000. He said that through NTR trust everyone will get a maximum of Rs 2.5 lakh for medical treatment. He said that earlier for the funeral expenses of a home guard Rs 1,000 was given to the diseased family member and the funeral expense amount increased to Rs 10,000. For natural death or accidental death of a home guards the deceased family will get Rs 5 lakh ex-gretia, said that CM.
Naidu announced there would be 2 days paid holiday for the home guards. He said that there are about 15,000 home guards are working in the state and home guards quota is eight percent in police recruitment. Three months maternity leave will be granted for women home guards, said the Chief Minister. Home guards thanked the chief minister on the occasion.