Gurgaon to beef up night vigil with ex-army men
To control crimes against women and other criminal activities especially in the dead of night, Haryana government has allowed engagement of additional 1,000 ex-servicemen from the Army as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Gurgaon.
The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister yesterday.
The ex-servicemen should be between 25 and 50 years and they should not have been removed or dismissed from their earlier service on grounds of indiscipline, misconduct or medical unfitness. Preference would be given to those who had been on active armed duties in the Army.
They are to be employed for a year on a monthly honorarium of Rs 18,000. Members of this auxiliary force would not be posted in their home police stations, but in adjoining police stations near their homes.
As the constables in Haryana Police, they would have casual leaves. They would also be eligible for ex-gratia compensation of Rs 10 lakh in the event of death; Rs one lakh to Rs 3 lakh for permanent disability and up to Rs 1 lakh for grave injury.
No written test or physical measurement would be held in their engagement. However, the ex-servicemen should have minimum of five years’ service in the Army. Medical category at the time of discharge of service should be ‘A’ and character at the time of discharge from the service should be exemplary or outstanding.
Their selection would be made through interview by a board consisting of deputy commissioner of police as chairperson, one assistant commissioner of police and one inspector of the concerned commissionerate to be nominated by the police headquarters.