LAHORE: After obtaining approval from the provincial government, Inspector General Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has issued a notification regarding a relief package for the families of policemen martyred in bomb blasts, terrorist activity, riots and police encounters
According to the notification, the families of constables and head constables who lose their lives on duty will receive Rs5 million – Rs1 million for a house and Rs4 million for welfare.
The families of ASIs and sub-inspectors will get Rs7 million which will include Rs2 million for a house and Rs5 million for welfare. Families of inspectors and DSPs will be entitled to Rs9 million which will include Rs3 million for a house and Rs6 million for welfare.
Families of SPs and SSPs will receive Rs12 million – Rs4 million for a house and Rs8 million for welfare. Families of DIGs and above will be entitled to Rs15 million relief which will include Rs5 million for a house and Rs10 million for welfare.
The families of martyrs will receive full salary and annual increments till the superannuation of the deceased policemen, the notification says. They will also be entitled to full pension. Under the relief package, the children of deceased constables till sub-inspectors will be inducted in the Police Department at any post between grades 1 and 7 and the children of deceased inspectors and above rank officers might be recruited as sub-inspectors.
Free education from primary to post-graduate levels will also be provided to the children of martyred police personnel and all expenses will be borne by the Punjab government. The notification will be implemented with immediate effect. Earlier, families of the cops who died on the job were given Rs3 million.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2015.