Monday, June 21, 2010

Surrendered militants to get SRO-43 benefits

Srinagar, June 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today approved the extension of benefits of SRO-43 to the surrendered militants. The Chief Minister took this decision while chairing a high level meeting of officers of Home, Finance and General Administration Departments here. The Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather was also present in the meeting.Omar directed the concerned departments to urgently formulate a proposal in this regard for preferring the same to the Central Government for funding the scheme.By this decision any surrendered militant if killed by any militant will be entitled to the ex-gratia relief and job opportunity to his next of kin. The next of kin of such surrendered militants will also be entitled to the cash compensation of Rs. 4 lakhs in lieu of the job.The meeting was attended among others by the Chief Secretary, S. S. Kapur, Financial Commissioner, Home, Saumel Verghese , Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, Commissioner/Secretary, GAD, Basharat Ahmad Dhar, Commissioner/Secretary, Finance Sudhanshu Panday and other senior officers.

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