Odisha police body calls off agitation after talks with DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police Havildar, Constable and Sepoy Mahasangha today called off its agitation after having a discussion with DGP RP Sharma, informed association’s president Santosh Satpathy.

The top cop has assured to fulfil the demands by this evening, Satpathy said.

Protesting non-fulfilment of its pending demands, the mahasangha had earlier in the day staged a black badge protest.

Havildars, constables and members of the association across the state were seen wearing black badges on their uniforms today. Odisha Police Service Association and Odisha Police Association had extended support to the mahasangha.

The association had cautioned that its members would go on mass casual leaves from tomorrow if its demands were not met.

The demands of the association are 13th-month compensatory allowance at par with the monthly salary, increase in special diet allowance, mobility allowance, washing allowance, health insurance to havildars, constables and sepoys and abolition of contractual employment.

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