25,000 Home Guards set to lose regular employment in Uttar Pradesh

Sources told India Today TV that at least 25,000 Home Guards in Uttar Pradesh are set to lose regular employment.

At least 25,000 Home Guards in Uttar Pradesh are set to lose regular employment as the home department in the state is likely to remove their postings from police stations and traffic signals.

Sources in the Uttar Pradesh Home Guard Department told India Today TV that home guards who were hired for deployment in traffic signals and police stations will be relieved from their duties soon.

The home guard department of the state will assign their duties depending on the demand. In case no duties are available, these home guards will not earn money as they are paid on a daily basis.

Sources also said that the daily remuneration of home guards will be increased from Rs 500 to Rs 672.

Arrears pending from December 2016 will also be given to them but the government is not willing to increase the budget and this is why thousands of home guards may not get regular work, sources said.

There are more than 90,000 Home Guards in UP out of which around 25,000 faces risk of not earning regularly due to the proposed decision of the state government.

Speaking to India Today TV, UP cabinet minister and state government spokesperson Srikant Sharma said the budget allocated for the Home Guard Department “may not be hiked now but in future steps will be taken to enhance it”.

“We will adjust these home guards later in case they are relieved,” Srikant Sharma said.

Source: India Today