Jammu: J&K administration will reimburse educational expenses of two eldest wards of police martyrs up to class 12th in any school in the Union Territory (UT), up to a maximum ceiling of Rs 46,000 per child annually.
The private schools will treat these students as part of admission under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category. In case the second child is a twin, then both the twins will be entitled to reimbursement.
The children will continue to be entitled for education expenses even if their mother remarries.
These guidelines are part of the tweaked procedure which the government adopted on Monday after simplifying the process for reimbursement of educational expenses of children of police martyrs in partial modification to the Government order No.1460- GAD of 2018 dated September 29, 2018.
Reimbursement will be for meeting the expenditure on account of education of wards of such personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who are “martyred in the course of performing duties attributed to militancy related incidents or violence.”
As per the modified procedure, the government will reimburse the expenditure towards monthly fee, transportation charges, up to a maximum ceiling of Rs 3,000 per child per month; one-time annual uniform charges, up to a maximum ceiling of Rs 10,000 per child per year and one-time expenditure on books (only text books prescribed by the respective Boards) if any, up to class 12th in any school (both government and private), within the territorial jurisdiction of the Union Territory of J&K.
This arrangement will be deemed to come into force fully for the year 2022-2023, besides the pending claim of Rs 15.22 lakh for the year 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 will be reimbursed, subject to the specified stipulations, out of the funds amounting to Rs 1.70 Cr approved under detailed Head 028-Grant-in-aid and from the next fiscal onwards, the budgetary allocations on this account would be provisioned under Detailed Head 088- Welfare.