‘Says 49 militants killed from Aug 5 last year to March 10 this year in 79 incidents’
Srinagar, Mar 17: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Tuesday said that no major militant attack took place in the hinterland of the country during the period from August 5, 2019 to March 10, this year. He said that 79 militancy related incidents have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir during the period from August 5 last year to March 10, this year, in which 49 militants were killed.
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Minister stated this in a written reply. He said that no major incident took place since August 5 last year to March 10 this year while as 49 militants were killed during this period. He also said that the Central ex-gratia lump-sum compensation has been enhanced with effect from January 2016 from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 35 lakh for death on active duty and from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 25 lakh for death on duty, as the case may be, to the NoK of the deceased Central Armed Forces Personnel.
Extra Ordinary Pension: Reddy said that the NoK of the deceased are entitled to get Liberalized Family Pension (i.e. last pay drawn) under Central Civil Service (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1939. Service Benefits: All service benefits viz, Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity (DCRG), Leave Encashment, Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS), General Provident Fund (GPF) etc are admissible.
“Each of the force has evolved / set up force level welfare schemes for the employees/ Jawans such as Benevolent Funds, Financial Assistance/Scholarship to the children for education and Financial Assistance for daughter’s/sister’s marriage etc,” the Union Minister of State (MoS) said.
The Central personnel killed in action get ‘Operational Casualty Certificate’ on the line of ‘Battle Casualty Certificate’ as available to armed Forces. “NoKs are entitled to certain benefits viz Air and Rail travel fare concession and allotment of Oil Product Agencies etc on the line of benefits that NoKs of the Defence personnel get on being conferred ‘Battle Casualty Certificate’,” he said.
Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS): The MoS Home said that under PMSS, an amount Rs.2250/- per month for girls and Rs.2000/- per month for boys is released to the wards of serving/ExCAPFs, AR and National Security Guard (NSG) personnel. “The amount of Scholarship has now been increased from Rs. 2000/- per month to Rs. 2500/- per month for boys and from 2250/- per month to Rs.3000/- per month for girls from the academic year 2019-2020 onwards,” Reddy said