PDD: Substantial hike in ex-gratia approved in cases involving electrocution

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SRINAGAR: In a significant decision, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved enhancement in the ex-gratia in cases involving electrocution of employees of PDD whether regular, DRW/Casual Labour, Work Charged, Contingent paid etc, civilians or domestic animals coming in contact with power supply lines.

The spokesman said that ex-gratia on account of loss of life has been enhanced from Rs 3 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh, total disability from Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 7.5 Lakh and partial disability from Rs 30,000 to Rs 2 Lakh.

In the event of death of any employee, while discharging his bonafide and legitimate duties, the ex-gratia shall be paid to the legal heirs of the deceased. The payment shall be subject to the condition that the relief, granted by the Government under the Workman’s Compensation Act, shall be adjusted while making payment of the ex-gratia.

The ex-gratia shall be paid to the civilians, killed or injured, resulting in their partial or total disability, subject to the condition that the accident is not attributable to them.

The ex-gratia on account of death of cow, bull and horse has been enhanced from Rs 5000 to Rs 20, 000 and in case of Sheep / Goat from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000. The ex-gratia shall be paid to the owners of domestic animals killed by electrocution.

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