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PIL seeks better pay for Home Guards jawans in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High today issued a notice to the state on a PIL demanding higher wages for Home Guards jawans.

A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notices to the secretary of state home department and commandant general of Home Guards, seeking replies by April 18.

Petitioner Pravin Sarvaiya, a Home Guards jawan, contended through his lawyer Vijay Nangesh that a resolution of September 2012 has fixed the daily wage of a jawan at just Rs 200 per day.

This was even less than the minimum wage of Rs 300-315 per day fixed by the government, he said, praying that the should set aside the resolution.

There are over 13,000 Home Guards jawans in the state, the said, demanding a pay for them on par with police constables.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 22:42 IST