J&K Police to enhance special welfare to Rs 15 L for kin of cops

Srinagar, Aug 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has decided to enhance the special welfare, for the next of kin of cops who die in service, from R 12 lakh to s 15 lakh.
The decision to this effect was taken at the 13th Central Police Welfare meeting chaired by Director General of Police S P Vaid at the police headquarters here.
“It was decided that the special welfare will be increased from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh payable to the next of kin of the police personnel in the event of his or her death while in service,” a police spokesman said.
It was also decided that the ‘retirement gift’ be enhanced from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000.
“For Special Police Officers (SPOs), the special relief in the event of death has been increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh,” he added.
Vaid said it was because of the support from the government that the ration money was doubled and the ex-gratia relief to the martyrs was increased to Rs 20 lakh.
He said the proposal to remove the pay anomaly in different grades have been submitted to the government and also a proposal with regard to rank promotion of the constables and the non-gazetted officers (up to inspectors) has been sent to the government.
The DGP said the police headquarter is actively considering more facilities for the guards and officers.
Referring to the Police Public Schools, he said these schools are being strengthened and more infrastructure is being provided and augmented.