Next of Kin of the defence personnel – Compensation to Families

Compensation to Next of Kin of the defence personnel who died during fire incident on 31st May, 2016 at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) Pulgaon, Maharashtra

Defence Minister has announced the compensation package to families of those who died during fire incident on 31st May, 2016 at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) Pulgaon, Maharashtra

Compensation to Families 

Next of Kin (NoK) of the defence personnel/civilians, who died during fire incident on 31st May, 2016 at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) Pulgaon, Maharashtra are entitled for various terminal benefits/compensations which include Group Insurance, Special Family Pension, Death cum Retirement Gratuity, Ex-gratia lump sum compensation, Provident Fund etc. Admissible amount and payment made so far is as given below:-

Category

Entitlement per person(in Rupees)

Amount Paid so far

Pension

Gratuity

Ex- gratia

Insurance

2 x Officers Enhanced Family Pension i.e. 60%

Based on completed years of service subject to maximum Rs 10 Lakhs

10 Lakh

60 Lakh
(Army Group Insurance)

(a)  Rs. 60 Lakh of Army Group Insurance.
(b) Death Cum Retirement Gratuity of amount of Rs.9,30,449/- and Rs. 9,60,000/-.
4 x Defence Security Corps combatants Enhanced Family Pension i.e. 60%

10 Lakh

30 Lakh
(Army Group Insurance)

Rs.30 Lakh of Army Group Insurance per person.
13 x Fire Fighting Staff Extra Ordinary Family Pension i.e. 60 %

10 Lakh

30,000
(Central Govt. Employees Insurance Scheme)

Nil

Some other payments have also been made from Chief Minister’s Relief fund, Army Ordnance Corps Regimental Association fund, Assured Decent Last Rites Scheme.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha today.

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