Govt Increases Ex-Gratia Of Martyr’s Kin


New Delhi:  The government on Friday said it has enhanced the ex-gratia lump sum compensation being paid to families of military personnel.

With effect from January 1 this year, Next of Kin (NoK) in case of death in the course of duties attributable to actions of violence by terrorists etc has been increased to Rs 25 lakh in place of Rs 10 lakh earlier, figures given by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Lok Sabha said.

Similarly, in death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists, the amount has been increased to Rs 35 lakh from the Rs 15 lakh at present.

Army Group Insurance Fund for Officers has been raised to Rs 75 lakh for officers with effect from October 1, 2016 from Rs 60 lakh while for JCOs/Other ranks, the amount has been increased to Rs 37.5 lakh from Rs 30 lakh.