Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has sanctioned scholarships for 45 school-going children of its personnel who laid down their lives while trying to restore normalcy in the state, police said here on Thursday.
"Over Rs 1.51 lakh has been sanctioned in favour of 45 children of martyred jawans," a police spokesman said, adding 12 children of policemen will also be covered under this.
He said the scholarships were sanctioned for the academic year 2009-10 by the Director General of State Police Kuldeep Khoda at a monthly meeting here yesterday.
Addressing the meeting, Khoda said "It is the prime responsibility of Police Organisation to take care of the wards of our colleagues who have sacrificed their precious lives to uphold the tradition of bravery of Jammu and Kashmir Police."
Khoda said the scholarships have been sanctioned out of the Central Police Welfare Fund, which has been created for promoting quality education among children of the police personnel.
The department has taken many steps to provide financial assistance to these children so that they do not feel deprived, the DGP said, adding besides providing scholarships, free education is also being provided to them in Police Public Schools established in Jammu, Srinagar and some districts in the state.
He said the department is considering some more welfare schemes for the families of police martyrs, besides serving and retired police personnel.