NF Bureau: The CRPF, which recently lost 40 Veer Jawans in the suicide attack in Pulwama in Kashmir, hailed the government’s decision to hike the Risk and Hardship Allowance for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in sensitive areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist-infested areas. It would benefit around 88,000 CRPF personnel
The Union Home Ministry approved the order to increase the allowances after almost two years, as a committee was formed to look into matter and review Risk and Hardship Allowances in CAPFs in February 2017.
The officers will get Rs 25,000 per month instead of existing Rs 16,000, while other ranks will get Rs 17,300 per month instead of Rs 9,700. New areas that will cover the Risk and Hardship Allowance include Kulgam, Shopian, Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban.