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Haryana increases village chowkidars’ honorarium from Rs 7,000 to Rs 11,000 | Chandigarh News


The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government Wednesday announced to increase the monthly honorarium of the village chowkidars (watchmen) from current Rs 7,000 to Rs 11,000.

The CM made the announcement after meeting representatives of village chowkidars from Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Charkhi Dadri, Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Karnal here. Now Watchmen will get a uniform allowance of Rs 4,000 per annum along with a bicycle after every five years. Apart from this, the watchmen will get Rs 1,000 annually for stick and torch batteries. According to the trade union leaders, earlier the uniform allowance was Rs 2,500 per annum.

The CM said that the rural watchmen is an important link in the rural areas. Apart from birth and death registration, now complete cooperation is taken from village watchmen in marriage registration work as well. He said that now watchmen will get Rs. 400 every month instead of Rs. 300 for their cooperation in death registration work of the village. He said that online arrangements will be made for the honorarium of watchmen. For this, chowkidars have to ensure their attendance online in the village secretariat and panchayat ghar so that they can get their honorarium on time every month.





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