A CRPF officer said families of troops killed in combat will be provided an ex-gratia payment of Rs 35 lakh. (ANI photo for representation)
NEW DELHI: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has okayed around 50-60% increase in ex-gratia payment provided to kin of personnel killed in action as well as those who die on duty due to other causes, officials said on November 24.
Sharing details of the new ex-gratia norms, a CRPF officer said families of troops killed in combat will be provided an ex-gratia payment of Rs 35 lakh, up from Rs 21.5 lakh given thus far. On the other hand, the families of CRPF personnel who die due to causes like accidents, suicide, or illness while in service will be provided Rs 25 lakh, up from Rs 16.5 lakh, the officer added.
A decision on similar lines is being taken in other central armed police forces (CAPFs) as well, on directions of the ministry of home affairs.
The decision to raise the ex-gratia amount for kin of CRPF personnel who die in the line of duty, was taken during the annual governing body meeting of the paramilitary force held in September, according to sources.
These ex-gratia payments will be drawn from the voluntary contribution made by the personnel of the force under two heads—risk fund and central welfare fund.
The CRPF has also enhanced the financial assistance given to the family members of its deceased personnel for the wedding of daughter or sister of the slain trooper, to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000.