The day The Indian Express reported delay in issuing of Government Resolution (GR) for the additional pay package for policemen working in Naxal-affected areas, the state government, in a swift course correction, issued the GR the same day.
The Indian Express had highlighted the issue Thursday. The report had quoted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis blaming the delay on previous government.
Saying that Cong-NCP government had not made necessary provision last year, Fadnavis had said his government had made the provision in budget of March 2015 and that necessary GR for he one-and-a-half times pay for the police personnel in Naxal-affected areas would be issued within seven-eight days.
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The CM, who is also the state Home Minister, however, apparently had the GR issued the same day. The GR makes provision for the incentivised pay for the year 2015, according to a senior official.
Gawli’s parole extended again
Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli’s parole has been extended till June 12 by the Nagpur bench of the High Court to facilitate his presence during his ailing mother’s treatment. The High Court had recently granted parole to Gawli, lodged in the Central jail here, allowing him to attend the wedding of his son in Mumbai. Gawli, whose parole was to end on May 21, had moved the High Court again seeking extension to his parole to be able to attend his ailing mother. The High Court, on Friday, granted a new extension, said Gawli’s lawyer. Nagman Ali. ENS