Chief Minister takes a big decision in the interest of Assistant Constables

Raipur ( the cabinet meeting held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the assistant constables working in  Chhattisgarh have been granted a huge gift by the state government.  In this cabinet meeting, the proposal for creation of District Strike Force cadre was approved by abolishing the posts of assistant constables available in the state. The assistant constables of the dyeing cadre will be merged with the posts of constables for the District Strike Force cadre which to be created soon. With this decision of the cabinet, the salary discrepancy of assistant constables will be removed and they will get pay scale like regular constables. With this decision of the state government, the morale of the assistant constables who are cooperating in the Naxalite eradication campaign in the state will increase and the anti-Naxal campaign will gain momentum in the state.

According to the decision of the cabinet, 3736 new posts will be created by abolishing the available 3096 posts of Assistant Constable and creating District Strike Force cadre in their place. Out of this, 3136 posts of constables will be created in District Strike Force cadre. It is worth mentioning that only assistant constables available in the dyeing cadre will be absorbed in these posts.

There are a total of 3096 Assistant Constables posted in different districts of Chhattisgarh, which are located in the remote and dense forests of Bastar, extreme Naxalite zones of the state such as;  Gariaband, Balod, Rajnandgaon, Kabirdham, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Surguja, Surajpur, Balrampur, Jashpur and Korea. The police force is discharging similar responsibilities with other armed forces in the state and providing significant cooperation in the Naxalite eradication campaign.

The assistant constables working in the state are providing services almost like regular government servants of the police department, but due to not getting the same pay scale for equal work and getting very less salary, an anomalous situation used to arise for them.  In view of the above circumstances, and to remove the salary discrepancy of  assistant constables, all the assistant constables of the state will receive pay scales like regular constables.

According to the new proposal, the  District Strike Force cadre will be created by abolishing the available 3096 posts of Assistant constables, and creating 3136 posts of Constables, 460 posts of Head Constables, 80 posts of Assistant Sub Inspector’s, 40 posts of Sub-Inspectors and 20 posts for Inspectors. By this, a total of 3736 new posts will be created.