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Terrorist Attacks on Armed Forces

Terrorist Attacks on Armed Forces
Details of terrorist attacks on Army during the last three years and current years are as under:-

Year No. of Attacks
2014 10
2015 11
2016 15
2017

(till 15th March)

03

Details of total number of soldiers who lost their lives on borders and in various terrorist activities in the country including Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years and the current year, are as follows:-

Year No. of Soldiers died
2014 38
2015 67
2016 68
2017 13

The next of kin of martyred soldiers are given compensation as per extant provision in this regard.  Details of such compensation is annexed.As per existing policy the dependent family members of Government servants, both civilian as well as Armed Forces personnel who expire during service including those who are killed in action and those who  retire / boarded out on medical grounds are eligible for consideration for compassionate appointment against 5% of direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts.  There is no separate quota for next of kin of martyred armed forces personnel.

DETAILS OF MONETARY BENEFITS ENTITLED TO THE NOK OF BATTLE CASUALTY (FATAL):

(1)       The following monetary benefits / compensation to the NoK being paid as per Government order are given below:-

(a)

Liberalised Family Pension as applicable to Battle Casualty which is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.

(b)

Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity which is based on length of service rendered and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.

(c)

Army Group Insurance Fund:-

Upto 30th September 2016

w.e.f. 1st October 2016

Officers

Rs. 60 Lakhs

Rs. 75 Lakhs

JCOs / OR

Rs. 30 Lakh

Rs. 37.5 Lakhs

(d)

Army Group Insurance Maturity which is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel.

(e)

Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:-

(i)  Officers                           –  Rs. 10,000/-.

(ii) JCOs / OR                       –  Rs. 15,000/-.

(f)

Army Officers’ Benevolent   Fund:-

(i)  Officers                           –  Rs. 50,000/-.

(ii) JCOs / OR                       –  Not applicable.

(g)

Army Central Welfare Fund  –   Rs. 50,000/-.

(2)       Ex-gratia lump sum compensation from Central Government:-

(a)

Death in the course of performance of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.

–      Rs. 25 Lakhs.

(b)

Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militant, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates.

–      Rs. 35 Lakhs.

(3)       Other benefits:-

(i)

Education Concession Card.

(ii)

Air Travel Concession Card.

(iii)

Telephone Concession.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Chandra Prakash Joshi and others in Lok Sabha on17th March 2017.

Ceasefire Violations by Pakistan

Details of ceasefire violations during the last year and current year are as under:-

Number of ceasefire violations

Year

Along   the line of Control  in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under operational control of Army

Along the international border in the State of J&K under operational control of BSF

2016

228

221

2017

January

08

06

(till 28th February)

February

11

March

(till 15th March)

11

Details of casualties suffered by security personnel/civilians in ceasefire violations during the current year are as under:-

Period

Army personnel#

BSF personnel*

Civilians*

Martyred

Injured

Martyred

Injured

Killed

Injured

2017

01

01

00

00

00

00

#till 15th March  *till 28th Feb

All violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan military authorities at appropriate levels through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between DGMOs of India & Pakistan.Details of ex gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the Next of Kin (NoK) of Defence personnel are as under:-

S. No.

Details

w.e.f.

01/01/2006

w.e.f. 01/01/2016

1.

Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc.

Rs. 10 lakh

Rs.25 lakh

2.

Death occurring  during enemy action in war or  border skirmishes or in action against   militants, terrorists, etc.

Rs.15 lakh

Rs.35 lakh

3.

Army Group Insurance Fund

Upto 30/09/16

w.e.f. 01/10/16

Officers

Rs. 60 lakh

Rs.75 lakh

JCOs/Other Ranks

Rs.30 lakh

Rs.37.5 lakh

In addition, other benefits such as liberalised family pension, death-cum-retirement-gratuity, etc. are granted as per extant rules.In case of civilians, as per Ministry of Home Affairs scheme, an amount of Rs. 5 lakh is given for each death or permanent incapacitation   to the Nok/victims of cross-border firing.Appropriate retaliation to these ceasefire violations have been carried out wherever necessary. During ceasefire violations, the inhabitants of border villages, which are vulnerable to shelling/firing,  are shifted to safer locations to prevent any loss of life. All arrangements are made by the District administration for free boarding, lodging, medicare, water, electricity, food, sanitation and transport to safer places in such cases.The defences along the border are adequately fortified to withstand enemy fire. Continuous improvements, including the usage of modern technology, in the defences are made to make them more robust and resilient to enemy fire.This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rahul Shewale and others in Lok Sabha  on 17th March 2017.

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