Rs.28.35 crore spent for welfare of police personnel in 2018

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SRINAGAR: A police spokesperson said that during the year 2018 Rs 14.76 crore were sanctioned as special welfare relief to 97 deceased personnel, 34 serving personnel and 95 personnel injured during law and order duties and next of kins of deceased police personnel.
He added that Police Headquarter J&K is continuously focussing on the welfare of its personnel and their families.
“Different welfare schemes have been introduced from time to time to assist the serving and retired personnel in need, statement reads. Initiatives have been taken to provide succour to the families of deceased and SPOs also,” statement reads.
“Ex-gratia of rupees 3.56 crore was sanctioned during the period for deceased police personnel, CAPF personnel and injured personnel. The amount is granted out of Central Police Welfare Fund,” statement said.
Under a scheme scholarships are granted to the wards of police personnel with the aim to promote their education and more than rupees 71.76 lakh was granted in favour of slain police personnel , SPOs, deceased /serving personnel during the period. Under free ship scheme uniforms, stationery, boarding and lodging is provided to wards of slain police personnel at Police Public School in State. Scholarships and Special rewards are granted to the meritorious wards of serving personnel under the scheme.
SPOs are an important organ of police force. They are doing multifarious duties along with other police personnel and the department is taking due care of their welfare. Like other police personnel they are provided financial assistance and relief in the time of need, statement said.
During the year 2018 till date over 1.67 crore was sanctioned for the welfare of SPOs under different schemes. Special relief was granted to the NOKs of 56 deceased SPOs and medical relief was provided to 10 needy SPOs. Ex-gratia relief of rupees 16.0 lakh was granted to the NOks of five slain SPOs. 20 SPOs who were injured during law & order duties, were provided relief of rupees 3.51 lakh during the period.
During the year 2018 till date rupees 3.15 crore were sanctioned as a retirement gift to 525 officers/officials and rupees over 5.59 crore were sanctioned to 573 police personnel as a welfare loan / relief. Rs.28,35,38,806 was allotted for about two dozen welfare schemes in vogue upto October 2018.