VDF’s association seeks honorarium increment and separate battalion

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IMPHAL, September 22: The All Manipur Village Defence Force Welfare Association today placed demands including increment of their monthly honorarium to Rs 10,000 and a separate battalion for them before the State government.

Association president Md Sana said considering the hard work of the VDF personnel in upholding the law and order situation in the State, the association has made a few demands which need to be fulfilled before year-end.

He was speaking to media persons at the Manipur Press Club during a press conference at the end of the association’s general body meeting today.

He said the demands include increment of their honorarium to Rs 10,000 and to provide 13 months honorarium for them.

He further demanded that the VDF personnel’s should not be assigned any duties on Sundays and general holidays and their facilities and other provisions should be increased from time to time.

The demands also include establishment of a separate battalion of the VDF to be headed by a superintendent of police, he said.

He said the association wants the government to provide service security to the VDF with the provision of their service books.

Md Sana then, appealed to the State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to look into the matter and take positive steps to fulfil their demands at the earliest.

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