Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ex gratia payable to kin hiked to Rs 10 lakh

First Published : 03 Feb 2010 04:28:18 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Ex gratia payable to the kin of those killed in Naxalite violence has gone upto Rs.10 lakh which includes Rs. 5 lakh as compensation and Rs. 5 lakh if the family members do not want a Government job or none of them are eligible for any job. If the family wants a job, they would get only Rs.5 lakh.

Earlier, the compensation payable for declining a Government job used to be Rs.

1 lakh only.

The Cabinet sub-committee comprising Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, Revenue Minister D Prasada Rao and Higher Education Minister D Sridhar Babu along with DGP RR Girish Kumar and other higher officials convened a meeting and took the decision here today. The Government took the decision after examining numerous representations submitted by the families of victims of Maoist violence.

Earlier, the Government paid Rs 5 lakh and provided a Government job to one of the family members of the victim. In case there is no eligible person or the family members do not want the job, the family was paid another Rs 1 lakh in lieu of the job.

Similarly, the Cabinet sub-committee has resolved to make exceptions for family members of nine police personnel who died in the Maoist attack at Balimela reservoir on the Andhra- Orissa Border, more than an year ago.

The officials informed that the family members of these police personnel were poor and do not have eligible persons for Government jobs.

In cases where there were any eligible family members, they were either employed or sisters who got married making them ineligible for the jobs.

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