Contending that they receive barely a fifth of the monthly allowances government nurses get,a body representing over 13,000 policemen,from constables to inspectors,in Mizoram directly petitioned the chief minister for a revision of wages and allowances,thus bypassing the chain of command.
The Mizoram Police Subordinate Officers’ Association (MPSOA),in a letter to CM Lal Thanhawla,said their salary and allowances be revised. They said their earlier demand made in 2011 was rejected by the pay review committee.
A police inspector receives a basic salary of Rs 4,600 per month,and a constable Rs 1,900. The cops pointed out they receive just Rs 850 per month in allowances,while government nurses receive Rs 4,000 per month.
Salaries of policemen have not been revised by the 3rd,4th,5th and 6th pay review committees and we request our demands be discussed in the next cabinet meeting, the letter said.