A senior Police officer said that the government had enhanced 2 percent hardship allowance in favour of SOG and BDS personnel due to the nature of their job.
“They deal with militancy and explosives in J&K and it involves a lot of risk to their lives. Therefore, the decision to enhance 2 percent hardship allowance was taken for these personnel,” said the officer.
“Police officials and personnel who are not part of SOG or BDS would get 10 percent hardship allowance,” he said.
Of the 2288 SOG personnel, seven are SP rank police officers, 44 DySPs, 18 Inspectors, 45 Sub-Inspectors, 88 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 287 Head Constables, 765 selection grade constables, 862 constables, and 172 followers.
Similarly, of the 179 Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel, 7 are Sub-Inspectors, 5 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 42 Head Constables, 79 selection grade constables, and 46 constables.