Pre-poll sop for home guards: CM Narendra Modi hikes daily pay to Rs 200
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Daily food allowance increased from Rs 16 to Rs 100. On the day of parade, they will be entitled for allowance of Rs 40 instead of Rs 14
Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced to increase the pay of some 50,000 home guards in the state from Rs 80 per per day to Rs 200. Modi made the announcement at while inaugurating Ahmedabad district police's headquarters here.
Apart from daily wages, the home guards will get a daily food allowance of Rs 100 instead of Rs 16 given at present.
On the day of parade, they will be entitled for daily allowance of Rs 40 instead of Rs 14. Besides, they will get Rs 200 per day during their training.
Meanwhile, Modi also inaugurated the office of Anti-Terrorist Squad on the SG Highway and flagged of a fleet of 29 bulletproof vehicles that will be distributed among the district police.
Dream of 21st century India tumbling down under Congress: Modi
Chief Minister Narendra Modi continued his attacked on the Congress on Sunday, saying "the dream of 21st century India is tumbling down" under the UPA government.
Addressing a gathering of thousands of lawyers at the launch of an e-library at Gujarat University's convention hall, Modi said the events unfolded in the last one year, including the power grid failures, have brought shame to the nation.
"As an Indian, I am hurt. Such incidents shame the nation in the eyes of the world, which has huge expectations from us. International media such as The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal condemned it (tripping of power grids), but at the same time, they praised Gujarat. Yet, the whole episode hurt me as an Indian. And that's why I am raising my voice," Modi said.
Calling for extensive use of technology in various fields, he said, "Most of the chief ministers write to the prime minister seeking aides, grants among others. But I wrote for a satellite. For the next two years, there was no reply. Probably, the prime minister had no idea what to do with it. He responded after two years. However, we didn't get a satellite but a 36-mg hertz frequency, which is now being used by BISAG (Bhaskracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics)."
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