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Thursday, 22 October 2020

CM: Government job for kin of 50 deceased Haryana cops by November 1

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Wednesday that one family member each of 50 police personnel would be provided government job under the ex gratia scheme of the state government by November 1.

He also announced that the family members of SPO Kaptan Singh would be provided Rs 30 lakh as ex gratia on a par with ex gratia being given to the family of Constable Ravinder Singh. Both personnel had lost their lives in an attack by anti-social elements during night patrolling.

Khattar was speaking on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day at Police Lines in Panchkula today. He paid homage to martyrs by laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

He said only 50 cases of ex gratia were pending. "I have talked to DGP Manoj Yadava in this regard and decided to give a government job to one family member each of the 50 police personnel under the ex gratia scheme by November 1," he said.

The state government had implemented a new ex gratia scheme for state government employees. Under this scheme, in case of death of an employee before the age of 52 years, one family member would be provided a government job.

Khattar paid tributes to 264 martyrs of the Central Armed Police Forces, including two from Haryana Police, who had sacrificed their lives during the last one year.

He said Rs 30 lakh was provided as compensation to the next of kin of deceased personnel under an agreement of accidental insurance death cover.

He said the Haryana Police had increased accidental insurance death cover for its pensioners from Rs 17 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. He said more than 2,500 police personnel had been infected with Covid while performing their duties, six of whom had lost their lives.

Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta was present on the occasion. Paying rich tributes to martyrs, DGP Yadava said their supreme sacrifice for maintaining the unity and integrity of the country could never be forgotten.

from The Tribune

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