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Thiruvanathapuram: The fees given to police for using loudspeakers have doubled in the state. The cost of all services provided by police after receiving fees from individuals and institutions have increased by 10 per cent.
The state government has directed various departments to increase revenue. Following this, the new order reforming the fees paid to the police department was recommended by the Director General of Police, which the home department has approved. The fees for providing police security to institutions, agencies, entertainment programmes, cinema shooting, escort to vehicles transporting money and service of police dogs were hiked.
A 10 per cent additional charge has to be paid for the services of fingerprint bureau and forensic science laboratory. The revision in rates was introduced after two years.
Rs 555 and Rs 830 is charged to deploy a police officer for four hours during day and night respectively for a film shooting or any other entertainment programmes. This charge has been increased to Rs 700 for daytime and Rs 1,040 for night time. The fees fixed for a sub inspector will be Rs 2,560 and Rs 4,350, while Rs 3,795, and Rs 4,750 will be charged for a circle inspector.
Security for festivals within the station limit will be Rs 2000. It will increase to Rs 4,000 in the sub division limit and Rs 10,000 in the district limit.
The fees for obtaining permission for public gatherings is Rs 1000. The department will incur Rs 1000 for the police verification procedures of each candidate of a private institution.
Fee hike for using loudspeakers:
|Permission for 15 days||Rs 330- Rs 660|
|Announcements using vehicles in each district||Rs 555- Rs 1,110|
|For announcements using vehicles all over the state (5 days)
||Rs 5,515- Rs 11,030
|Police clearance fees||Rs 555- Rs 610|
|Service of police dog||Rs 6,615- Rs 6,950|
|DNA test from forensic laboratory||Rs 22,050- Rs 24,260|
|Hard disk/ Lap top examination||Rs 11,025- Rs 12,130|
|Mobile, SIM card, fingerprint examination||Rs 5,515- Rs 6,070|