Govt enhances ex-gratia relief for local defence personnel
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The government accorded sanction to the enhancement of ex-gratia relief to the next-of-kin of defence force personnel, hailing from J&K, who attain martyrdom either in or outside J&K. “Sanction is accorded to enhancement of Ex-Gratia relief from Rs. 5.00 lakh to Rs. 25.00 lakh (Rs. 20.00 lakh out of UT Budget and Rs. 5.00 lakh out of SRE) in favour of NoKs of those defence personnel hailing from J&K who attain martyrdom in the territorial jurisdiction of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir,” reads an order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Secretary, General Administration Department.
It added “Grant of Ex-Gratia Relief of Rs. 25.00 lakh each, out of UT Budget, in favour of NoKs of those Defence Personnel hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, who attain martyrdom in consequence of due performance of official duties, due to law and order problems, terrorism, civil commotion, communal violence, land mine blast, IED blast, cross border firing or Left Wing Extremism, anywhere in the country.” The aforementioned stipulations shall be effective from February 1, 2022, it added.