Peoples Democratic Party General Secretary Nizamuddin Bhat has appreciated Government for giving utmost priority in granting jobs and Ex-gratia relief to kins of employees who die in harness or die in discharge of law and order duties. Government has also been taking extra care for providing similar relief to kins of those killed in incidents of militancy.
Bhat said that victims of fate or militancy are receiving support from union Government which helps state in rehabilitation and relief process. A Huge number of deserving cases get assistance for academic pursuits, besides cash relief for sustenance.
He said several measures are being conceived by Government to further the cause of such victims and relax rules in getting the relief quickly and in an easy way.
He said it is in continuation of these efforts that Government has recently relaxed rules for Police Personnel under SRO 250. This SRO, he said gives relaxation in qualification and age, which will help almost all cases related to police personnel seeking employment.
Bhat said, Government has been envisaging similar relief to persons disabled in unrest through pellets or firing, which is a good step.
Bhat said while it is painful to have such victims, it is an imperative that they get full attention and support. He prayed for peace and stability so that society is saved from such tragedies and any such dependence on Government did not arise. “Till that ideal situation arises, it is obligatory for Government to show concern and extend support.” he added.
Bhat made an appeal to Government to rationalize further the cases under all SRO categories and show an equal regard and concern for needy and distressed lot without regard for source of distress or tragedy.