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Ex-gratia for NoKs of slain cops hiked from Rs 48 Lakh to Rs 70 Lakh

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Ex-gratia for NoKs of slain SPOs raised to Rs 30 Lakh; 800 posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, Paravets created; SAC approves creation of 32 posts in Vigilance Cell of JK High Court

Srinagar, Sep 12:  The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today with Governor Satya Pal Malik in chair accorded sanction to the enhancement/grant of ex-gratia relief to the next of kin of J&K Police personnel killed during militancy-related duties.

The decision will enhance the existing cumulative ex-gratia relief admissible to the NoKs of J&K Police personnel from Rs 48 lakh to Rs 70 Lakh and to NoKs of SPOs from Rs 14.5 Lakh to Rs 30 Lakh.

The ex-gratia relief has been enhanced from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 Lakh under SRE(R&R) to NoKs of the J&K Police personnel/SPOs and CAPFs/Army personnel; from Rs 3 Lakh to Rs 7 Lakh to NoKs of J&K Police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund (MHA); from Rs 18 Lakh to Rs 33 Lakh to the NoKs of J&K Police personnel, out of State Resources and grant of additional amount of Rs 12.50 lakh to the NoKs of Special Police Officers (SPOs), out of state resources, an official press release informed today.

It said the SAC further approved that education of two children in private schools in the State upto Class 12th of such personnel of Jammu & Kashmir Police who may be killed in militancy-related incidents/violence, shall be borne by the State Education department.

The State Administrative Council (SAC) today accorded sanction to the creation of 400 posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons for appointment through JKPSC and 400 posts of Paravets for appointment through JKSSB in a phased manner in the Animal/Sheep Husbandry department.

The SAC also asked the Animal & Sheep Husbandry department to examine as to whether the recruitment against these newly created posts can be conducted on the basis of written tests only.

The creation of these posts will fulfill the long-pending demand for regularization of Animal & Sheep Husbandry trial centres besides infusing fresh professional talent in the department for maintaining health and welfare of animals, thereby, enhancing mutton, milk and poultry production in the State.

The State Administrative Council (SAC) on Wednesday accorded sanction to the creation of 32 posts of various categories for strengthening of Vigilance Cell in the Jammu & Kashmir High Court.

The posts include two posts each of Registrar Inspection, Joint Registrar, three posts each of Assistant Registrar, Senior Scale Stenographer, Jr. Scale Stenographer, Head Assistant, Sr. Assistant and Jr. Assistant, two posts of Drivers and eight posts of Orderlies, an official press release informed.

SAC approves Shahpur Kandi project agreement

Srinagar, Sep 12:  The State Administrative Council (SAC) on Wednesday accorded sanction to the ratification of the Shahpur Kandi Dam Project Agreement signed on 08th of September, 2018 at Srinagar between the Governments of J&K & Punjab.

After the completion of the Shahpur Kandi Barrage based on the revised safeguards for construction, the Jammu and Kashmir State will be provided full quantity of 1150 cusecs of water from river Ravi, within its total share of 0.69 MAF, benefiting farmers of Kathua and Samba districts. Besides, State will also get 20 percent electricity from Shahpur Kandi Dam and Thein Dam projects, an official press release informed.

The project has been declared as a National Project and will be implemented by Government of Punjab without any financial liability to J&K.

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