DGP sanctions over Rs 1.7 cr special welfare, exgratia relief

DGP sanctions over Rs 1.7 cr special welfare, exgratia relief

Srinagar, Sep 14 (KNO): Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Tuesday sanctioned Rs 90 lakh as Special Welfare Relief in favour of 6 police personnel, SPOs and Rs 17.50 lakh exgratia relief in favour of dependents and legal heirs of a slain SPO.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), DGP sanctioned Rupees 17.50 lakh ex-gratia relief in favour of NoKs of SPO Fayaz Ahmad Bhat who was killed in a militant 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, 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 one lakh each has already been paid to the families and 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, the statement said—(KNO)

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