21 soldiers were martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east - RNews1 Network

21 soldiers were martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east

Minister of Defense, Manohar Parrikar, Shimla member parliament, Virender Kashyap, martyred, J&K, Punjab
Shimla : Minister of Defense, Manohar Parrikar told shimla member parliament Virender Kashyap that 28 armed forces personnel  were  martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east in the year 2013, while in the year 2014 total 35 armed forces persons were martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east while 67 soldiers were martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east during the year 2015 and 21 soldiers were martyred in J&K, Punjab and north east in till 21st July  2016.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told that Government Servants, both civilian as well as Armed Forces personnel, who expire during service including those who are killed in action and those who retire or are boarded out on medical grounds are eligible for compassionate appointment against 5% of direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts based on the comparative assessment of financial hardship being faced by the families of the concerned Govt Servant.

Parrikar told that Rs Rs.10.00 lakh. Ex-Gratia Lump sum is provided as Compensation from Central Government: in case of Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc. while a sum of Rs.15.00 lakh is provided in case of death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorist, etc. to the next of kin of the martyr soldier.

He told that Army Group Insurance Fund:- (a) Officers : Rs.60.00 lakh. (b) JCOs / ORs : Rs.30.00 lakh.is provided to next of kin of the deceased by the authorities  besides Army Group Insurance Maturity that is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel.

He said that financial assistance is also provided from Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:- (a) Officers : Rs.10,000/-. (b) JCOs / ORs : Rs.15,000/-. (vi) Army Officers Benevolent Fund : Rs.50,000/-. (vii) Army Central Welfare Fund : Rs.30,000. Other Benefits: Education Concession, Travel Concession, Telephone Concession.

He said that Liberalised Family Pension: as applicable to Battle Casualty that is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual, Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity etc monetary benifits are provided to next of kin of the martyr soldier.




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