Terrorist Attacks on Armed Forces
Details of terrorist attacks on Army during the last three years and current years are as under:-
|Year||No. of Attacks|
|2017 (till 15th March)||03|
Details of total number of soldiers who lost their lives on borders and in various terrorist activities in the country including Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years and the current year, are as follows:-
|Year||No. of Soldiers died|
The next of kin of martyred soldiers are given compensation as per extant provision in this regard. Details of such compensation is annexed.
As per existing policy the dependent family members of 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 / boarded out on medical grounds are eligible for consideration for compassionate appointment against 5% of direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts. There is no separate quota for next of kin of martyred armed forces personnel.
DETAILS OF MONETARY BENEFITS ENTITLED TO THE NOK OF BATTLE CASUALTY (FATAL):
(1) The following monetary benefits / compensation to the NoK being paid as per Government order are given below:-
(a) Liberalised Family Pension as applicable to Battle Casualty which is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.
(b) Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity which is based on length of service rendered and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.
(c) Army Group Insurance Fund:-
|Upto 30th September 2016||w.e.f. 1st October 2016|
|Officers||Rs. 60 Lakhs||Rs. 75 Lakhs|
|JCOs / OR||Rs. 30 Lakh||Rs. 37.5 Lakhs|
(d) Army Group Insurance Maturity which is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel.
(e) Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:-
(i) Officers – Rs. 10,000/-.
(ii) JCOs / OR – Rs. 15,000/-.
(f) Army Officers’ Benevolent Fund:-
(i) Officers – Rs. 50,000/-.
(ii) JCOs / OR – Not applicable.
(g) Army Central Welfare Fund – Rs. 50,000/-.
(2) Ex-gratia lump sum compensation from Central Government:-
(a)Death in the course of performance of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.- Rs. 25 Lakhs.
(b) Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militant, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates. – Rs. 35 Lakhs.
(3) Other benefits:-
(i) Education Concession Card.
(ii) Air Travel Concession Card.
(iii) Telephone Concession.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Chandra Prakash Joshi and others in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB News