Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, July 08: The Jammu and Kashmir Police, in its 12th Central Police Welfare Meeting, unanimously decided to revise various welfare schemes for its personnel including enhancement in welfare relief for personnel, who may die while in service.
The relief would be granted out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund (CPWF) at the enhanced rates, applicable to all ranks of the force contributing towards the Fund on monthly basis.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today. Attended by more than 300 participants, representing all units and ranks of the force, the meeting reviewed and discussed the existing welfare schemes and decided various revolutionary new schemes for the welfare of the police personnel and their families.
In the opening address, Mr. Rajendra said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has become a large family and has remained in the service of the nation on various fronts. Police men being engaged in the public service round the clock have a little time to attend their personal chores. To take care of its personnel and their families, the Organization established CPWF within the department and every member of the Organization contributes towards the Fund on monthly basis. It provides assistance to the needy personnel and their wards from their own resources. He said that the welfare of the jawans and officers and their families is among the areas, the organization is focusing upon on priority. Various schemes for the welfare of the police personnel and their families have been introduced through CPWF. The schemes are being revisited from time to time to meet the requirements with the changing developments, said Mr. Rajendra.
The DGP said that during previous meeting of the Welfare Committee held in February, 2012, a number of new schemes were introduced and a large number of serving and retired personnel, besides the martyr’s families have been benefited. He said that the occasion provides an opportunity to all ranks from bottom to top level to assemble at a platform and discuss the welfare schemes being carried out under CPWF. After deliberating on different issues, keeping in mind all aspects, the schemes are reviewed and new schemes introduced to benefit the personnel and their families including the wards of martyrs, he added.
After thread bare discussions, the meeting decided to enhance quantum of special welfare relief for the next of kins (NOKs) of deceased personnel, who may die while in service, from the existing scale of Rs. 10. Lacs to 12 lacs. The relief would be granted out of CPWF and competence of different level committees to grant welfare loans and relief was also enhanced by the meeting unanimously. A high level committee was constituted to examine ways and means and introduce a housing loan scheme for the police personnel. Free accommodation at capital cities for the police wards of far-flung areas, doing coaching for professional entrance tests, was also decided in the meeting.