DGP sanctions Rs 6 lakh for COVID affected police personnel

JAMMU, Aug 22 (Agencies): Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh has sanctioned over Rs six lakh in favour of 128 personnel who were affected by COVID19, as a welfare measure.
A statement said soon after the outbreak of COVID19, police headquarters issued a circular for providing financial assistance to its COVID affected personnel.
The statement said police personnel without caring for themselves were on the forefront to contain spread of COVID19 by ensuring strict implementation of guidelines/advisories issued by the government. “Despite precautionary measures a number of police personnel were tested COVID positive.
“The J&K police stand by such warriors and their families in this situation. Although there is no provision in vogue, however under these extraordinary circumstances of health crises, it has been enjoined that all DDOs shall ensure to extend financial assistance as a welfare measure for such personnel in shape of welfare relief depending on the virus load, as also welfare loan (refundable) of Rs one lakh can be availed by the COVID positive person on willingness to be provided by the police headquarters on specific recommendation of the DDOs,” it said.
Under a circular, the DGP today granted Rs five thousands each in favour of 128 police personnel who have been affected by COVID19 at different district headquarters while working for ensuring that the spread of COVID19 was restricted.

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