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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cops Focused On Upgrading Knowledge And Skills

WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-Cops Focused On Upgrading Knowledge And Skills
A Police officer assist a motorist. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
July 01
11:04 2017

I can now invest in my higher level studies was the first thought that came in the minds of the young Police Officers after hearing of the 20.5 per cent salary increment.

The increment has come as a relief for the officers as this will be the solution to many hardships of their family members as well.

Three young Constables of Nabua Police Station were encouraged by the increment to study as it sounded affordable now.

Constable Neeraj Prasad said it is a good budget for us as most officers were looking forward to this budget.

“Economically it is a good budget for the poor and us and yes it is good for us as we can go for further studies since we will have more money to spare,” Constable Prasad said.

“I am happy that the pay will ease the burden of paying tertiary education fees, I have been in the Force for three years and I have always wanted to study,” 22-year-old, Constable Mere Marine, said

Special Constable, Rokosorokobulu Naulumatua who has been in the Police for eight years, said this was a long overdue  budget for Police and he thanked the Government whole heartedly.

Joys of salaries apart, Corporal Vijay Naidu is relieved that the Police will now be better equipped to respond to crimes.

As such the allocation for the budget to upgrade Police Posts, strengthen various departments and purchase of technologies to see better performance from officers on duty and off duty as well.

“My personal view is that the increment is good for everyone looking at the cost of living nowadays and this will enable us to work harder to perform our duties and serve the public according to their expectations,” Corporal Naidu said.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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