Jammu: Continuing with its endeavour to provide financial assistance to the families of martyred and deceased police personnel/SPOs, the Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 1.43 crore special welfare relief for next of kins (NoKs) of deceased police, said a police spokesman.
He added that under an order special welfare relief of Rs 22 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SI Ghulam Rasool, HC Farooq Ahmad and W/HC Harbajan Kour who expired due to illness. Rs 20 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of legal heirs of deceased HC Mohammad Younis, HC Anoop Singh and HC Deepak Kumar.
Under another order of PHQ, the DGP has sanctioned Rs six lakh in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPOs Mulk Raj and Vinod Kumar.
Rs five lakh has been sanctioned in favour of legal heirs of SPO Mohammad Sharief who passed away due to road accident during the course of their engagement with the department.
Pertinent to mention that Police headquarters has sanctioned over Rs 43 crore as Ex-gratia and Special welfare relief in favour of martyred/ deceased police personnel during this year till today.
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.
Meanwhile, DGP Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 7.65 lakh welfare loan/relief in favour of six police personnel to meet their immediate financial needs. The amount has been sanctioned out of Central Police welfare Fund.
Under this order the welfare loan of Rs one lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of four police personnel for treatment of their dependents. Similarly, Rs three lakh has been sanctioned in favour of one police personnel for self-treatment/treatment of spouse. Also Rs 65,000 welfare relief has been sanctioned in favour of three police personnel.
The welfare loan sanctioned to the Police personnel is refundable and is recovered in monthly installments from their salaries without any interest. However, the welfare relief provided is non-refundable. Besides, meritorious scholarship for the brilliant wards of in-service police personnel/martyred/retired police personnel/SPOs is provided to inculcate spirit of competition among them.