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JK administration enhances ex-gratia relief of CAPF martyrs

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Approves land transfer for different public purposes

JAMMU: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha approved enhancement of ex-gratia relief to Next of Kin of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) personnel who are killed in the line of duty, an official spokesman said Monday.

According to the decision, CAPF personnel from Jammu and Kashmir who attain martyrdom in the line of duty, within or outside the territorial jurisdiction of Jammu & Kashmir, will receive ex-gratia relief equivalent to that provided to the martyrs of defense personnel. The decision demonstrates the UT administration’s commitment to supporting the NoKs of security forces who make the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation.

As per the decision, the NoKs of martyred CAPF personnel will now receive Rs 25 lakh as ex-gratia relief, a substantial increase from the previous amount of Rs 5 lakh.

Meanwhile, the AC also approved the proposals of different departments for transfer of land for various publicpurposes.

The Administrative Council transferred land in favour of Power Development Department for augmentation of power supply in different areas. The AC transferred 42 Kanal 15 Marla situated at village Pohrupeth, Tehsil Langate, District Kupwarafor construction of 315 MVA, 220/132 KV GIS Grid Sub-station, land measuring 02 Kanal situated at village Noorpora, Tehsil Awantipora, District Pulwamafor construction of new 33/11 KV Substation in district Pulwama and land measuring 01 Kanal 10 Marlasituated at village Odina, Tehsil Sumbal, District Bandiporafor construction of 3.15 MVA, 33/11 KV receiving station for providing electricity to the transit accommodation for PM Package employees.

Moreover, the AC also decided to transfer land measuring 80 Kanal 04 Marla (20 Kanal at District Srinagar and land measuring 60 Kanal 04 Marla at village Ranbirpora, District Anantnag) in favour of Department of Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) for construction of transit accommodations in district Srinagar and Anantnag for Kashmiri Migrant Government employees appointed under Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Package.

Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari were present at the meeting.

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