Central government has paid more than Rs 1 crore to CRPF martyr’s families who were martyred in recent Pulwama terror attack. The CRPF official said that Families of the 40 CRPF personnel, martyred in a recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, have been paid over Rs 1 crore ex-gratia funds till now as per service rules by Central govt.
Officials said the ‘next of kin’ of these CRPF martyrs will also get an additional ex-gratia amount that has been announced by the native state governments, where the troops belonged.
A total amount of over Rs 1.01 crore has been paid to the families of the 40 personnel who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14.
The CRPF officials said that total paid Rs 1.01 crore amount includes Rs 35 lakhs given by the central government as ex-gratia to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel martyred in the line of action, Rs 21.50 lakh under the risk fund, Rs 15 lakh from the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ corpus and Rs 30 lakh from the SBI paramilitary service pay insurance cover.
“Liberalised Pension Award (LPA) is being given to all the 40 families and this amount equals to the last basic pay plus dearness allowance drawn by the killed personnel. This amount will be paid lifelong,” the official said.
The CRPF officials said that while in some cases, the ‘next of kin’ of the martyred CRPF jawans have been offered jobs by state governments, they are also eligible for compassionate appointment for jobs in the CRPF.
There are many Government and Non Government agencies which are providing various types of help to martyr’s families. They are providing financial benefits even some agencies or people have volunteered to take care of education of the wards of these personnel.
The force said it would shortly launch a special mobile application being designed specifically for redressal of grievances relating to the family of those personnel.