"During the current year, Rs 10.46 crores were distributed among the families of martyrs and other deceased personnel as special relief, besides Rs 1.22 crore as ex-gratia relief," Director General of Police K Rajendra said while interacting with families of police martyrs here today.
    
Rajendra said Rs 22 lakhs were provided as scholarship to the martyr's wards to encourage their schooling.
    
The DGP said police organisation is providing every assistance to the families of martyrs as "it is our prime duty to take care of these families being members of police parivar".
    
He said that various welfare schemes have been launched, providing succour to the next of kins of brave martyrs, who sacrificed their present for our safe future.
    
"The department has been focusing to promote talent among the wards of martyrs and is providing free education to them in police public schools established at twin capital cities and various district headquarters," he added.
    
Rajendra said the welfare schemes are being reviewed by the Central Welfare Committee from time to time to enhance the benefits for the families.
    
Various new welfare schemes have been introduced, including free coaching for the wards of martyrs, appearing in competitive examinations, he said.
    
"All these schemes are supported by contributory fund of every member of the police parivar," he said, while asking the officers to ensure regular interactions at district level with the martyr's families to seek feed backs from them about their problems.
    
He said Nodal Officers should be made accountable for the welfare of families.

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