The Supreme Court today upheld the Orissa High Court order and directed the Odisha Government to pay the DCA or daily pay allowance to Home Guards.
The State Government had filed a petition challenging the Orissa High Court’s order asking it to pay Rs 533 to each Home Guard every working day.
Conducting a hearing, the Supreme Court directed the Odisha Government to pay the hiked amount retrospectively from June 2018. The apex court also ordered that the entire arrear amount should be paid to all Home Guards within the next three times.
The Supreme Court order has not only come as major jolt for the State Government but has Home Guards very happy.
“We have complete trust on the judiciary. We thank the Supreme Court for upholding the High Court order,” said a Home Guard.