Rs 79 cr paid as relief for cops’ families
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Mar 28: The state police has disbursed Rs 79 crore as relief to next of kin of 1,693 cops killed during anti-militancy operations in 10 years past.
“During the last decade, Rs 79 crore has been paid to benefit 1,693 families of deceased police personnel out of the Special Contributory Police Welfare Fund,” DGP Kuldeep Khoda told a meeting here today.
The families of police personnel get a relief package of Rs 13.50 lakh each while those who die in harness, because of accident or natural causes, are given Rs 8.50 lakh each.
This includes Rs 6 lakh from SCPW Fund and additional Rs 2.50 lakh as insurance claim. The families get an additional Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia from the government.
After eruption of militancy during late 1980’s, the amount paid to the families was doubled from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. The relief was further increased to Rs 2 lakh in 1994, Rs 4 lakh in 2001 and Rs 6 Lakh in 2003.
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