ITANAGAR, Jun 08: The Arunachal Pradesh government has enhanced the amount of ex-gratia payment for the personnel of armed forces and Central paramilitary forces (CPFs) performing duties in the state or deployed at the request of state government within the state.
The ex-gratia has also been enhanced for the permanent residents of Arunachal Pradesh employed in the armed forces and CPFs anywhere in the country.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu through a letter to Union Defence and Home Minister informed that the state government through two separate notifications has increased the ex-gratia payments, a report from the CMO said.
As per the notification, the rates of ex-gratia payment have been enhanced from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 50 lakh in case of death. For permanent disability, the amount has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
In case of grievous or serious injury, ex-gratia has been enhanced from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000.
Khandu, in his letter stated that the people of Arunachal Pradesh are fiercely patriotic and maintains excellent relation with the Army and paramilitary forces posted in the state.
“After I took over as the chief minister, one of the genuine issues on top of my agenda was to see that our brave soldiers serving and defending the nation under difficult circumstances are acknowledged and due recognition is given for their selfless services,” Khandu said in the letter.
“A Cabinet decision was therefore taken recently, in which the government decided to increase the ex-gratia payment for CPFs and armed forces while performing duties in the state or deployed at the request of state government within the state,” the chief minister said in the letter.
“The move is a small gesture from the state government and people of Arunachal Pradesh to all the brave central paramilitary and armed forces personnel standing tall in defence of our Nation,” the letter added.