Home Ministry compensation to Families of Paramilitary Personnel

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Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai  has informed that The details of admissible benefits given to the next of kin of such CAPFs personnel are given below:

 (i)  Central Ex-gratia: The Central ex-gratia lump-sum compensation has been enhanced with effect from 01/01/2016 from Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 35 lakh for death on active duty and from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 25 lakh for death on duty, as the case may be, to the NoK of the deceased CAPF & AR personnel.

(ii)  Extra Ordinary Pension: The NoK of the deceased are entitled to get Liberalized Family Pension (i.e. last pay drawn) under Central Civil Service (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1939.

(iii) Service Benefits: All service benefits viz, Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity (DCRG), Leave Encashment, Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS), General Provident Fund (GPF) etc. are admissible.

(iv) Force Level Welfare Schemes: Each of the force has evolved / set up force level welfare schemes for the employees/ Jawans such as Benevolent Funds, Financial Assistance/Scholarship to the children for education and Financial Assistance for daughter’s/sister’s marriage etc.

(v) Funds from ‘Bharat Ke Veer’: ‘Bharat ke Veer’ is an online portal which enables people to donate voluntarily to the NoKs of CAPF personnel who sacrifice their lives.  Such contributions are made directly to the accounts of NoKs online.  In addition, funds received in Bharat Ke Veer corpus are also distributed to the NoKs of such personnel.

(vi)  ‘Operation Casualty Certificate’: The CAPFs personnel killed in action get ‘Operational Casualty Certificate’ on the line of ‘Battle Casualty Certificate’ as available to Armed Forces. NoKs are entitled to certain benefits viz Air and Rail travel fare concession and allotment of Oil Product Agencies etc on the line of benefits that NoKs of the Defence personnel get on being conferred ‘Battle Casualty Certificate’.

(vii)  Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS): Under PMSS, an amount Rs.2250/- per month for girls and Rs.2000/- per month for boys is released to the wards of serving / Ex-CAPFs, AR and National Security Guard (NSG) personnel. The amount of Scholarship has now been increased from Rs. 2000/- per month to Rs. 2500/- per month for boys and from 2250/- per month to Rs.3000/- per month for girls from the academic year 2019-2020 onwards.

(viii)  Provision of Ex-gratia compensation by the States/UTsMany States/Union Territories have also made provision to pay compensation /assistance to NoKs as per their rules.

The number of  personnel  of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR), who were killed in action during the last two years viz. 2017 and 2018, are as under:-

Forces Number of personnel who were killed in action during last two years
2017 2018 Total
BSF 09 23 32
CRPF 52 29 81
CISF 01 01 02
ITBP 18 26 44
SSB 02 02 04
AR 07 06 13
Total 176

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