DGP J&K sanctions financial relief of Rs.6.80 lakh to COVID-19 affected Police Personne

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/12/2020 5:00:58 PM Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12: Police Personnel alongwith other COVID warriors have been on forefront of fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. Many police officers, personnel have contracted this disease. To provide assistance to such personnel, Director General of Police, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rupees 6.95 lakh relief in favour of 136 Police Personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police as a welfare measure vide three different orders issued by Police Headquarters.

Under these orders Rupees five thousand each has been sanctioned in favour of 136 COVID-19 affected police personnel. Among them 31 are from irp 5TH Bn. Doda, 30 from SSP Crime Kashmir, 20 from DPO Anantnag, 9 each from JKAP 12th Bn., Traffic Hqrs. J&K, JKAP 7th Bn., 8 from DPO Shopian, 5 each from JKAP 11th Bn., DPO Budgam, three from SSP Traffic City Srinagar, two from DPO Baramulla, one each from APHQ J&K, IRP 6th Bn., PHQ J&K, IGP AP/IR Kashmir and PTS Manigam.

Soon after the outbreak of COVID-19, Police Headquarters issued a circular wherein it has been enjoined that all DDOs shall ensure to extend financial assistance as a welfare measure for such personnel in shape of Welfare Relief depending on the virus load, as also welfare loan (refundable) of Rupees one lakh can be availed by the COVID Positive on willingness to be provided by the Police Headquarters on specific recommendation of the DDOs.

Pertinent to mention here that from June this year Rs.20.15 lakh financial assistance has been sanctioned in favour of 403 officers / Police Personnel who contracted the coronavirus infection.


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