After 20 Years, Insurance Hike For AP Police 

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AMARAVATI: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday has ordered the revocation of the group insurance scheme for police after 20 years and has increased the policy amount.

The Government, in a review meeting, has decided to increase the group insurance amount for constables from Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, for Sub Inspectors and Inspectors, it was hiked to Rs 35 lakh, for Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and higher cadre officials the amount was increased to Rs 45 lakh.

The State has paid Rs 4.74 crore to the Insurance company for the purpose.

The amount to be paid for unnatural/accidental deaths was increased to Rs 30 lakhs, and it would Rs 40 lakhs for deaths in terrorist attacks. About 64,719 police personnel will be covered under the scheme.

Home Minister Mekathota Sucharitha, DGP Gautam Sawang, and Additional DG Ravishankar Iyengar and the Insurance company officials were also present at the review meeting.

The Police Officers’ Association thanked the Chief Minister for the government’s interest in the welfare of police families. Moreover, they said the weekly off for police has brought happiness for 64,000 police families and accidental policy, police Group insurance has strengthened their belief.

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