DGP sanctions special welfare, ex-gratia relief

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 14: Continuing with the endeavour to provide financial assistance to the families and NoKs of the deceased police personnel and SPOs, the Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 90 lakh as special welfare relief in favour of 6 police personnel and SPOs and Rs 17.50 lakh ex-gratia relief in favour of dependents and legal heirs of a martyred SPO.
DGP has sanctioned Rs 17.50 lakh ex-gratia relief in favour of NoKs of SPO Fayaz Ahmad Bhat who attained martyrdom in a terrorist attack at his native village during the course of his engagement with the department.
The special welfare relief of Rs 20 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents/legal heirs of deceased police personnel ASI Tarseem Singh, HC Atta Mohammad, SgCt Tara Chand and 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 1 lakh each has already been paid to the families/NoKs for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the PHQ through their concerned units/Districts. The financial assistance has been given out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund.