Scholarships, free education for wards of J&K cops

Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 18:12

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday
said it is providing scholarships and free education to
children of its personnel as part of the welfare measures
taken for them.

"Welfare of the wards of police martyrs and serving
personnel has always remained our priority and the department
has taken many initiatives to provide financial assistance to
these children so that to continue their studies," DGP Kuldeep
Khoda said.

Besides scholarships, free education is provided to them
in Police Public Schools established in various districts of
the state, he said at a function held to announce scholarships
of over Rs nine lakh to 230 wards of serving and martyred
police personnel.

While scholarships of over Rs 8 lakh were given to 166
children of policemen who died while fighting militancy,
educational grant of over Rs one lakh were sanctioned in
favour of 64 wards of serving personnel who secured 75 per
cent and above in class 8th and 9th, the DGP said.

He said the scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011
have been sanctioned out of the Central Police Welfare Fund,
created for promoting quality education among the children of
its personnel.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 18:12

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