The Gujarat government has formed a five-member committee to consider the issue after the agitation over grade pay of Gujarat Police became fierce. The government hopes that the movement will now calm down and the grade pay issue will be resolved.
It was announced by Gujarat DGP Ashish Bhatia at a press conference on Thursday evening. However, he said that from now on, no disciplinary action will be taken by the police.
A meeting of the Chief Minister, Minister of State for Home Affairs and DGP was held on police-grade pens, after which the big announcement was made. The DGP said a committee has been formed under the chairmanship of IGP Brijesh Zana to consider the grade pay.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Harsh Sanghvi reached the CM’s residence after meeting police personnel as well as agitating police families. He was accompanied by the DGP. The issues of police agitation were discussed with Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. The police chief said the government has decided to form a committee on grade pay as well as other demands.
A committee of five high officials will study various demands in the proposed period and submit a report to the government. But in the meantime, if anyone posts provocatively on social media, strict action will be taken against them. The DGP has also spoken of a preliminary investigation against the miscreants.
Gujarat IGP Brijesh Zana came to form a committee in place of the chairman. It includes Deputy Secretary, Home Department, Jigar Patel, Chief Financial Officer, DG Office, Smriti Pathak, as Member Secretary, an official of the Finance Department.