Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police has sanctioned Rs 12 crore during the current year for the welfare of its personnel, the state police chief said.
Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar said more than Rs 6.5 crore have been distributed as special welfare relief among the families of deceased personnel.
He said that during the past months, Rs three crore was sanctioned benefiting 697 retired jawans and officers and more than Rs 6.5 lakh were distributed among the retired personnel as relief.
Kumar said welfare of jawans and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police is one of the top most priorities to "infuse fresh energy and boost the morale" of the force.
He said that several new welfare schemes have been introduced for the benefit of the personnel and the families of the martyrs.
The DGP, who interacted with a group of families at Police Headquarters here yesterday, also sanctioned Rs 7 lakh as scholarships in favour of 159 school-going wards of police "martyrs".
Kumar said Rs 68 lakh have been sanctioned as ex-gratia relief for families of "martyrs" and more than Rs 30 lakh were sanctioned in favour of 731 wards of serving personnel and "martyrs" during the current year.
He said more than Rs 13 lakh were provided to different units to carry out sports activities in their respective areas.