An amount of over Rs 1.7 crore has been sanctioned to the Next of Kin(NoK) of deceased Police Personnel (PP) and Special Police Officers (SPO) in the Jammu and Kashmir.
A police spokesman said on Tuesday that DGP has sanctioned Rs 90 lakh as Special Welfare Relief in favour of 6 police personnel and SPOs and Rs 17.50 lakh exgratia relief in favour of dependents and legal heirs of a martyred SPO.
He said DGP has sanctioned Rupees 17.50 lakh ex-gratia relief in favour of NoKs of SPO Fayaz Ahmad Bhat who attained martyrdom in a militnt attack at his native village during the course of his engagement with the department.
He said special welfare relief of Rs 20 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased police personnel Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Tarseem Singh, Head Constable (HC_ Atta Mohammad, Selection Grade Constable (SgCt) Tara Chand, follower Firdous Ahmad who expired during service due to health-related issues.
Besides special relief of Rs 5 lakh each has also been sanctioned in favour of NoKs of deceased SPOs Ajit Singh and Birbal who expired due to illness during the course of their engagement with the department.
Out of this amount (special welfare relief) Rs one lakh each has already been paid to the families and NoKs for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the Police Headquarter (PHQ) through their concerned units/Districts. The financial assistance has been given out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund.
Police Headquarters is running many schemes for the welfare of its personnel and their families. There are also schemes for the wards of Police personnel and SPOs. Besides, there are schemes for the NoKs of martyrs, their wards and also for the retired Police personnel and their spouses, he said.