Rs 15L from ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ fund to kin of CAPF coronavirus casualty

NEW DELHI: An amount of Rs 15 lakh will be provided from the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ fund to the family of those central paramilitary forces personnel who succumb to COVID-19 while on duty, officials said on Saturday.

They said the Union Home Ministry has recently approved the decision and the amount will be “in addition” to the ex gratia of about Rs 1 crore provided by the respective Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to troops who lay down their lives in the line of duty. (AGENCIES)