"The stipend paid to Home Guards has been raised from Rs 225 to Rs 300. The new rates will come in force from April 1. This is the largest hike in Home Guards' stipend in the state so far", Additional Director General of Police (Home Guards), Pramod Kumar Tiwari said here.
"At present, we have about 93,000 volunteers offering their service as Home Guards. They have rendered invaluable service in maintaining law. This move of the state government is a token of appreciation for their contribution," he said.
The state government had been "very sensitive" towards the welfare of Home Guards and had taken a number of steps for the well-being of those who offer their services for this second line of defence that came into being after the Indo-China war of 1962, Tiwari said.

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