In an order issued Friday by the state Home department, the food allowance per day for these undertrials in cities having police commissionerates has been fixed at Rs 100 while that for the rest of the state has been kept at Rs 80.
Earlier, these amounts were Rs 50 and Rs 40 respectively, the rates having been fixed in 2010, the official added.
He said that the new rates were fixed keeping in mind inflation as well as changes in cost of living in the past eight years.
These new allowance rates would be implemented at the earliest, he informed.
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