Odisha govt hikes allowances of fire service personnel


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday increased the one month’s extra pay and other allowances of fire service personnel in certain ranks.

The incentives and allowances in favour of fire service personnel in the rank of fireman, fireman driver, leading fireman, driver havildar and havildar mechanic have been revised, a statement issued by the Home Department said.

The government has renamed one month’s extra pay as Extra Duty Incentive for the Fire Service personnel.

Besides, bicycle allowance renamed as mobility allowance has been enhanced from the existing Rs 75 to Rs 150 a month. The special diet allowance has been enhanced from Rs 700 to Rs 900 a month.