JK Admin enhances ex-gratia relief for local armed forces personnel

An armed forces personnel stands deployed near Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the enhancement of ex-gratia relief to the next-of-kin (NoK) of defence force personnel, hailing from JK, who were killed in or outside the union territory.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting, the JK administration statement said.

The Administrative Council approved the enhancement of ex-gratia relief from Rs 5.00 lacs to Rs 25.00 lacs in favour of NoK of armed forces personnel who hail from JK and were killed within the territorial jurisdiction of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

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