Pay hike for ‘Temple Protection Force Personnel’ in Tamil Nadu
Enhancement of monthly consolidated pay to the personnel of Temple Protection Force from Rs.1500 to Rs.5000.
A good by State Government Tamil Nadu is sanctioning the pay hike for temple protection force personnel from Rs.1500 to Rs.5000.
Since 2001 they have been paid a consolidated pay of Rs.1500 only.
According to the official order, the State Govt Government have constituted Temple Protection Force with a strength of 3000 Ex-Servicemen and 1000 Grade-II Police Constable in order to protect valuable Jewels, Hundi and assets belonging to the Temples and also to prevent and detect the crimes in and around the Temple premises. The Ex-Servicemen selected for Temple Protection Force and the Grade-II Police Constable appointed for Temple Protection Force were paid a consolidated salary of Rs.1500 (including Dearness Allowance and Uniform Allowance).