Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 2.45 crore as Special Welfare Relief (SWR) for NoKs of such martyred and deceased Police personnel.
The amount has been sanctioned with an aim to provide financial succor to the families of the Police personnel who have attained martyrdom or have passed away while in service.
In a handout issued here, the police spokesman said that an amount of Rs 38 lakh has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of Martyr Ct Reyaz Ahmad who attained martyrdom in a terrorist attack.
“Similarly the SWR of Rs 22 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SI Ali Mohammad Sheikh, HC Junas Ali, SgCts Bhopinder Singh, Mohinder Paul, Abdul Bashir and Mool Raj, Ct(P) Neetan Dutt, Follower Khurshid Ahmad,” he said.
The police spokesman said that Rs 20 lakh has been sanctioned in favour of NoK of deceased HC Imtiyaz Hussain.
“The deceased personnel passed away due to illness/ natural death while in service,” he said.
Besides, the DGP has also sanctioned SWR of Rs six lakh in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPO Teerath Singh and Rs five lakh in favour of NoKs of SPO Puran Chand who passed away during the course of their engagement with the department.
An amount of Rs one lakh each has already been paid to NoKs of these martyred/deceased Police personnel for performing last rites through their concerned units.
“The Special Welfare Relief is sanctioned out of Contributory Police Welfare Funds,” he said.
He said the Police Headquarters is running many schemes for the welfare of its personnel and their families.
“There are also schemes for the wards of Police personnel and SPOs. Besides, there are schemes for the NoKs of martyrs, their wards and also for the retired Police personnel and their spouses,” the spokesman said.