In order to provide assistance to personnel to meet expenses on health, education of wards, marriage etc., the Director-General of Police, J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh today sanctioned welfare loan/relief of over rupees two crore twenty lakh in favour of 226 police personnel. The assistance has been sanctioned out of Contributory Central Police Welfare Fund.
Welfare loan that ranges from rupees fifty thousand to rupees five lakhs has been sanctioned in favour of forty-seven Police personnel for the self-treatment or for the treatment of their dependent. Similarly, rupees one lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of 158 Police personnel to meet the expenses for self-marriage or marriage of their dependent. Loan of rupees one lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of nine Police personnel for their wards higher education purpose and rupees fifty thousand each has been sanctioned in favour of twelve Police personnel to meet the expenses for religious obligations. The loan is recovered in installments from the personnel.
Similarly, welfare relief has been sanctioned in favour of eighteen personnel at different rates who have been reported to be found in distress. The relief has been provided for their self-treatment or the treatment of their dependents. This monetary assistance is not recovered.
J&K Police Headquarter’s continues with its endeavour to focus on the welfare of its personnel and their families. The Police personnel who are in need of financial assistance for self treatment or treatment of dependents, self-marriage or marriage of their dependents/ higher education of their children or some religious obligations, are helped out under different schemes that have been introduced under the umbrella of Central Police Welfare Fund.
Pertinent to mention here that during the last year 2019 over rupees 18 Crore were disbursed as welfare loan/relief among Police officers and Jawans.