Pulwama creates compensation landmark, each martyr's kin gets Rs 1 crore

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First Published 8, Mar 2019, 7:22 PM IST
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Modi govt pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs; CRPF jawans' families get Rs 1 crore
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According to the ministry, the families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack has received Rs 35 lakh ex-gratia, Rs 21.5 lakh from the risk fund, Rs 15 lakh from the Bharat ke Veer corpus and Rs 30 lakh from the SBI Paramilitary Salary Package cover.

New Delhi: The Modi government has ensured that families of jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack don't face any financial trouble. The familes of the Pulwama martyrs will all get at least Rs 1 crore as compensation. 

According to the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA), the families of the 40-odd Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel martyred have so far received over Rs 1 crore as total compensation, which also includes Rs 15 lakh from the Bharat ke Veer corpus. According to the paramilitary staff, earlier martyrs from the paramilitary forces used to get anywhere from Rs 30-50 lakh. 

The MHA has clarified that this contribution is from the Central government's side, and other promises made by state governments like job offer for a family member, monetary compensation and so on are over and above this.

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According to the ministry, the families of the martyred CRPF personnel has received Rs 35 lakh ex-gratia, Rs 21.5 lakh from the risk fund, Rs 15 lakh from the Bharat ke Veer corpus and Rs 30 lakh from the SBI Paramilitary Salary Package cover.

Besides, the ex-gratia payable to a Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) martyr has been enhanced from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 35 lakh. 

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said, “Though no amount of monetary compensation is enough for the sacrifices made by the jawans in the line of duty, the government has ensured that every CAPF martyr’s family gets a minimum of Rs 1 crore. For this, the Bharat ke Veer Fund has been created and it has already raised huge sums in donations,” Singh said during a function.

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The government has also ensured that wards of CAPF martyrs also get scholarships. CAPF martyrs’ dependents are now entitled to preferential allotment of LPG cylinders at par with the martyrs of the armed forces.

“A proposal to provide assistance during the period of recovery from injury in addition to treatment costs is under active consideration,” the home minister said.

The NDA government has also enhanced the existing Risk and Hardship Allowances for CAPF personnel deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, and districts affected by Left-wing extremism (LWE).

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