Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje promoted over 6,000 policemen at an event in Jaipur on Wednesday. The constables, who have completed 18 years in the service, have been promoted by the government. In the event organized in Jaipur, CM Raje promoted 6,082 constables to the head constable.
The Rajasthan government recently ruled that policemen can be promoted on the basis of their seniority. The promotions were the part of the budget announcement by CM Raje this year.
Besides this, CM Raje announced the 10 times increment in insurance from the cadre of Constable to the Inspector General. Police staff has been waiting for the increment for more than 27 years.
According to the increment, Constable and the Head Constable will get Rs 20 Lakh, ASI and SP will get Rs 40 Lakh and the DIG and IG will get Rs 60 Lakh’s double insurance cover.
Police staff from all over the state gathered at Rajasthan Police Academy in Jaipur. They also brought their family members along for the event.
Congress’s cry out over the achievements of Raje government
Meanwhile, the Congress called it ‘misuse of the government machinery’ and has written to Chief Secretary DB Gupta. Therefore Ashok Gehlot alleged that CM Raje’s program is a blatant attempt to help the BJP traction ahead of the assembly elections.
Further, the Congress said that such promotions should be granted after constables have completed their cadre course, but the government is in a hurry. Conversely, the Congress forgot that many of these constables have been waiting for the promotions for up to 18 years. Furthermore, the opposition forgot that they have never increased the insurance amount for the police staff in the state.
The Raje government scored a legal victory on Tuesday. The Rajasthan High Court ruled that the promotions can be handed out as long as an account is kept of the expenditure.