Even as the entire Nation mourns the sad loss of 40 of our brothers in the heinous and dastardly attack in Pulwama on this day last year, a couple of news reports have mentioned non-receipt of dues by the NoKs of some of our martyrs. We are committed to the welfare of the families of our martyrs.
While no amount of assistance can ever match up to the supreme sacrifice made by the martyrs for the cause of the motherland, yet the Next-of-Kins of each of the Pulwama martyrs except one have already been paid all financial dues and benefits as applicable. The assistance which is due to the NoK of one of the martyrs is held up as the case of legal heir is sub-judice. All the families are getting last pay drawn as monthly pension.
Over and above , all of them have also been paid the entire donations contributed by various individuals/organization through CRPF as token of gratitude to our martyrs. The total amount paid to each of the martyr’s NoKs range from Two Crore Sixteen lakh rupees to Three Crore Twenty Four lakh rupees.
In addition, NoKs of 19 of the Pulwama martyrs have been allotted residential flats by CREDAI- Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India. The rest 21 cases are under process.Similarly, the Reliance Foundation has transferred educational assistance to the accounts of the NoKs of 27 martyrs based on their need. 5 cases out of the requests received, are also under active consideration.
NoKs of 17 martyrs have been offered jobs by different State Governments. We, in CRPF continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with near and dear ones of our martyrs. We re-iterate that the next-of-kins of our martyrs continue to be part of CRPF family.