Dues of slain jawans will be set­tled in a week, says CRPF

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent

HT TRACED THE FAM­I­LIES OF 5 SLAIN PER­SON­NEL TO FIND OUT HOW THEY WERE STILL AWAIT­ING THE PROMISED COMPENSATIONS AND IN ONE CASE, EVEN SALARY

The Cen­tral Re­serve Po­lice Force (CRPF) on Sat­ur­day said that the pen­sion and gov­ern­ment dues of 12 CRPF men who were killed in an at­tack by sus­pected Maoists in the in­sur­gen­cy­hit Sukma on March 11 will be set­tled in a week.

The CRPF is­sued the state­ment in re­sponse to Hin­dus­tan Times story ‘Spot­light fades after mas­sacre, kin of CRPF men left in the lurch’, which high­lighted the plight of fam­i­lies that were still com­ing to terms with their grief and fight­ing the grim eco­nomic re­al­ity of los­ing their only bread­win­ners.

Hin­dus­tan Times traced the fam­i­lies of five slain per­son­nel to find out how they were still await­ing the promised compensations, and in one case even the salary.

The state­ment said that the ex-gra­tia re­lief from the cen­tral gov­ern­ment and com­pen­sa­tion from CRPF Risk Fund, Wel­fare Fund, Im­me­di­ate Re­lief Fund and other as­sis­tances worth ₹70 lakh had al­ready been paid to each soldier killed in the at­tack.

“Their claims of ex gra­tia of home state and the state where they were serv­ing have been for­warded to the con­cerned state au­thor­i­ties and they have been re­quested to process claims on pri­or­ity. Fur­ther, their pen­sion cases have also been pro­cessed and sent to the PAO (MHA), CRPF, New Delhi, for is­su­ing of fam­ily pen­sion pay­ment or­der (PPO) num­ber,” a CRPF pub­lic re­la­tion­ship of­fi­cer said in a state­ment.

“Since, there is a due process in­volved to set­tle LPA pen­sion and gov­ern­ment dues, PPO no will be is­sued by PAO(MHA) within a week. The CRPF is very sen­si­tive and ac­tively pur­su­ing to set­tle fam­ily pen­sion as well as all ter­mi­nal dues of mar­tyrs,” the state­ment added.

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