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PHQ spends over Rs.28.35 crore for welfare of police personnel

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Amount includes Special Welfare Relief of Rs.14.44 crore for deceased personnel

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 28: Police Headquarter J&K is continuously focussing on the welfare of its personnel and their families, a police spokesman said in a statement issued here today.

The spokesman said that different welfare schemes have been introduced from time to time to assist the serving and retired personnel in need, adding, “Initiatives have been taken to provide succour to the families of martyrs and SPOs also.”

“During the year 2018 till date rupees 14.76 crore were sanctioned as special welfare relief to 97 deceased personnel, welfare relief to 34 serving personnel, 95 personnel injured during law & order duties and NOKs of police martyrs. Besides this, ex-gratia of rupees 3.56 crore was sanctioned during the period for police martyrs, CAPF personnel and injured personnel. The amount is granted out of Central Police Welfare Fund,” said the spokesman.

He said that 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 martyrs, SPOs, deceased /serving personnel during the period.

“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 SPOs who attained martyrdom. 20 SPOs who were injured during law & order duties, were provided relief of rupees 3.51 lakh during the period,” said the spokesman.

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, he added.

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