21 soldiers martyred in 2016 : Parikar

Aug 02, 2016 9:26 | Poltics

Minister of Defence Manohar Parikar told shimla member parliament Virender Kashyap that  28  Armed forces personnel  were  martyred  in J&K, Punjab and north east in the year  2013  while in the year 2014  total 35 armed forces persons were martyred in  J&K, Punjab and north east while 67 soldiers were martyred in  J&K, Punjab and north east during the year   2015  and   21 soldiers were martyred in  J&K, Punjab and north east in till 21st July  2016.:

Defence Minister Sh Manohar Parrikar told Shimla Member Parliament Virender Kashyap that  Government Servants, both civilian as well as Armed Forces personnel, who expire during service including those who are killed in action and those who retire or are boarded out on medical grounds are eligible for compassionate appointment against 5% of direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts based on the comparative assessment of financial hardship being faced by the families of the concerned Govt Servant   .Defence minister Sh Manohar Parrikar told Shimla Member Parliament Sh Manohar Parrikar that Rs Rs.10.00 lakh.  Ex-Gratia Lump sum is provided as  Compensation from Central Government: in case of Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc. while a sum of Rs Rs.15.00 lakh. is provided in case of death Death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorist, etc. to the next of kin of  the martyr soldier  (iii)  He told that Army Group Insurance Fund:- (a) Officers : Rs.60.00 lakh. (b) JCOs / ORs : Rs.30.00 lakh.is provided to next of kin of the deceased by the authorities  besides Army Group Insurance Maturity that is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel. He said that financial assistance is also provided from  Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:- (a) Officers : Rs.10,000/-. (b) JCOs / ORs : Rs.15,000/-. (vi) Army Officers Benevolent Fund : Rs.50,000/-. (vii) Army Central Welfare Fund : Rs.30,000/-. (iii) Other Benefits: (i) Education Concession. (ii) Travel Concession. (iii) Telephone Concession.He  said that Liberalised Family Pension: as applicable to Battle Casualty that is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual,Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity etc monetary benifits are provided to next of kin of the martyr soldier