Continuing with its endeavour to provide financial assistance to the families of the slain police personnel, the Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 1.46 crore as ‘special welfare relief and ex-gratia’ relief in favour of dependents, legal heirs of deceased Police personnel and SPOs.
According to police spokesperson, the special welfare relief of Rs 85 lakh has been sanctioned in favour of those police personnel who lost their lives while in service. Rs 20 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents, legal heirs of deceased personnel ASI Abdul Qayoom, HC Mushtaq Ahmad, SgCt. Ashish Angurana, SgCt Amar Nath, Ct. (P) Arif Iqbal, while Constable Altaf Hussain were killed during an encounter with militants. The financial assistance has been given out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund.
DGP also sanctions Rs 17.50 lakh in favour of NoKs of SPO Muzaffar Ali Dar who was killed in a militant attack at Kreeri Baramulla in north Kashmir. The special welfare relief of Rs 5 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents, legal heirs of deceased SPO Sant Ram and SPO Bashir Ahmad who expired while in service. The financial assistance has been given out of Contributory Welfare Fund of SPOs. Out of this amount rupees one lakh each has been already paid to the families/NoKs for performing the last rites of the deceased as immediate relief by the PHQ through their concerned units/Districts.
The Police spokesperson said that 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 slain police personnel, their wards and for the retired Police personnel and their spouses.