The J&K Government has enhanced to Rs 70 lakh the ex gratia relief given to the next of kin of J&K Police personnel killed in terrorism-related incidents.

DGP Dilbag Singh thanked the Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday for the step taken at the State Administrative Council meeting on Wednesday.

The decision will enhance the existing cumulative ex gratia relief admissible to the families of J&K Police personnel from Rs 48 lakh to Rs 70 lakh and to those of SPOs from Rs 14.5 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.

The ex gratia relief has been enhanced from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh under Security Related Expenditure to the next of kin of the J&K Police personnel/SPOs and Central Armed Police Forces/Army personnel; from Rs 3 Lakh to Rs 7 Lakh to the next of kin of J&K Police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund (MHA); from Rs 18 lakh to Rs 33 lakh to the next of kin of J&K Police personnel, out of State Resources and grant of additional amount of Rs 12.50 lakh to the the next of kin of SPOs out of state resources.

The SAC further approved that education in state private schools (up to Class XII) of two children of police personnel martyred in militancy related incidents/violence would be borne by the state education department.