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Haryana govt takes steps for faster dispensation of relief to martyrs' families

June 06, 2017 02:46 PM

Chandigarh: To ensure faster dispensation of financial relief to the families of martyrs, the Haryana Government has decided to not wait for documents from security forces in cases where facts are "self-evident", but release ex-gratia on its own.

An official spokesman said defence and paramilitary authorities often take time to issue necessary documentation in cases of death due to enemy action, terrorist encounters and IED blasts.

"The state government has, therefore, decided to release ex-gratia financial grants in cases of martyrdom which are widely reported in national media and where the facts are self-evident. In such cases, the government has decided not to wait for issue of documents from military and para-military authorities," he said.

The power to sanction ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh has been delegated to Deputy Commissioners so that there is no delay in transit of documents from district office to headquarters and vice versa, he said. The state government provides ex-gratia financial compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the bereaved families. PTI 

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