Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Sikkim, today announced that the family of each paramilitary soldier who loses his life in action would be given Rs 1 crore compensation each. He also announced the up gradation of 34,000 posts of paramilitary constables to head constables, a PTI report said. The minister, while addressing the ‘Sainik Sammelan’ of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force at the Sherathang border outpost in the state, said that country was proud of the sacrifice made by its paramilitary soldiers.
“The sacrifice of our jawans cannot be compensated with money. But the families of martyrs should not face any difficulty. Therefore, I will ensure that family of each paramilitary jawan gets at least Rs 1 crore as compensation,” he was quoted to have said by PTI.
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His announcement came almost a month after 25 CRPF jawans lost their lives after being ambushed by Naxal in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. While pointing out that a lot has been done for the welfare of paramilitary personnel, the home minister added that a lot more is still needed to be done in coming day, the agency report added.
The Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while asking the ITBP jawans to use the mobile app of the home ministry which recently launched, also promised to look into the forces’ demand to bring uniformity in high altitude allowances.
Earlier on April 10, actor Akshay Kumar had launched a web portal and a mobile app called Bharat Ke Veer. As per Indian Express, the app enables donors to contribute for families of Central Armed Police Force/ Central Para Military Forces. The actor, while sharing his dream moment, wrote on Twitter, “Such an Honour to Garland the sacred soil of the Sardar Post on #ValourDay. Launching my dream, #BharatKeVeer as we speak!! Jai Hind. A Day I Found Hard To Hold Back My Tears…Support the families of our Bravehearts #BharatKeVeer Now.”