Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday
said that 150 cases of compassionate appointment for the next
of kin of Special Police Officers (SPOs) and Village Defence
Committee (VDC) members, killed while combating militancy,
were under process in the state.
"At the moment, 150 cases of compassionate appointments
for families of SPOs and VDCs are under process in the Home
department," Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ali
Mohammad Sagar said in reply to a question in the Legislative
As many as 475 SPOs and 131 VDC members have been killed
in militancy-related incidents in the state up to October 2
this year, the minister said.
Responding to MLC Naresh Gupta`s claim that none of the
92 SPOs and VDCs killed in his area in Jammu region were given
the benefit, Sagar sought details from him for taking up the
An order passed last year provided for compassionate
appointment for the next of Special Police Officers who died
in militancy-related action, the minister added.