Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Tuesday said
that in case of accidental or homicidal death of an employee
while discharging his or her duty, the legal heirs would be
entitled to a payment of Rs five lakh as ex-gratia amount.
The ex-gratia would not be linked to the basic pay or the
group of the employee concerned, an official spokesman said
here on Tuesday.
He further said that the full amount of payment
admissible under these orders would also be payable to those
employees, who incur complete permanent disability during the
performance of duty rendering them unfit for further service.
Similarly, in case of those employees, who incur partial
permanent disability during the discharge of duty, ex-gratia
payable would be proportionate to the percentage of partial
permanent disability incurred by him.
The spokesman clarified that the ex-gratia grant would
not be admissible in the case of those government employees,
who die committing suicide.