The centre will monthly expense of Rs 26 crores on account of enhanced honrarioum of Special Police Officers announced on Wendesday.
The union governmetn decided that SPOs having less than five years experience will continue to get Rs 6000. Their number is 10,967
While SPOs with 5-yr experience will get enhanced honorarium of Rs 9,000 benefiting 10,623 SPOS
Those with 15 years experiece will get Rs 12,000 per month thus benefitting 8411 SPOs
30,000 SPOs are enagaged by the State police. The concept of SPOs was introuduced in 1989-90 when militancy started in the state.
Honorarium of SPOs is covered under Security Related Expenditure scheme of the union home ministry. It supports logistic requirement of J&K police force in combating militancy.
In 2016-17 SRE for police was about Rs 1200 cr
In July the honararium hiked to Rs 6,000 per month from Rs 3,000 per month
The last enhancement was done in 2006
in 2012, the proposal for enhancement of honorarium was mooted but finance ministry said not enough funds for it
More than 500 SPOs have died fighting militants