Mangaluru, April 3, 2017: Speaking at the Police Flag and Welfare Day organised at the police grounds here on Apr 2, Sunday, City Police Commissioner M Chandra Sekhar said that a proposal is put before the government and discussions are being held to extend the Arogya Bhagya scheme to the retired government employees. He said that a representation from the Police Commissionerate would also be submitted to the government.
"The home department is chalking out plans to provide additional facilities to police personnel. Health camps are organised under the City Police Commissionerate. In 2016-17, a total of 1,137 personnel had undergone health check-up. Assistance from the police welfare fund has been given for the retired cops," he said.
"Six police officers in the Commissionerate jurisdiction have won the chief minister’s medal. In 2015 two persons and in 2016 four officers had won the medals. In the DK police jurisdiction, two police officers have won the medal," he said.
Retired ASP Madan A Gaonkar said government officials have health insurance till they retire. "Health complications arise after retirement and the ex-staff face inconvenience without insurance. The scheme should be extended to the retired officials as well."
The police officials should ensure that there is no dark spot during their service to lead a peaceful life after retirement, he reminded.
A total of 59 police personnel who retired in 2016-17 from Police Commissionerate and DK Police jurisdiction were felicitated. Superintendent of Police Bhushan Borase and others were present.