Assistance to Widows of CPF Personnel

Assistance to Widows of CPF Personnel
            The Government has formulated schemes for widows of CPF personnel. Brief details of the scheme are as under:-
i)                   If the death occurred due to active duty, then widow is entitled for Liberalized Pensionary Award, which is equal to last pay drawn and provision of family pension for other cases.

ii)                 Ex-gratia compensation @ `15 lac for death on active duty and @ `10 lac for death on duty, as the case may be, is entitled to widow of the deceased CPF personnel.

iii)               5% vacancies reserved for compassionate appointments for widows and Next of Kins of the deceased CPF personnel.

iv)               Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for the wards of the widows of Non Gazetted officers.

v)                 Welfare And Rehabilitation Board has been set up to attend to the grievances of the widows by the State and District Welfare Officer concerned.

vi)               Central Police Canteen facility providing goods on cheaper rates is also authorized.

This was stated  by the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken  in written reply to a question  in the Lok Sabha today.

Voluntary Retirement Scheme in Railways

Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) for Drivers and Gangmen.

Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) was introduced in January 2004 exclusively for two frontline safety categories i.e.. Drivers and Gangmen. 

The ward of the employee seeking retirement under the scheme is considered for appointment in the respective category subject to fulfillment of eligibility / suitability etc. The existing scheme has been renamed as Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) and will cover all safety categories including Gangman with grade pay of Rs. 1800/-. 

The condition of having minimum 33 years qualifying service has been reduced to minimum 20 years and the eligibility age group from 55-57 years to 50-57 years. However, in the case of Drivers, the condition of qualifying service i.e. 33 years and eligibility age group i.e. 55-57 will remain the same. 

The scheme will result in younger workforce and boost morale of staff by way of provision of job to their eligible dependent wards. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 12.11.2010. 

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