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Ex-gratia, jobs for militancy affected families

The J&K government sanctioned ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs 2.30 crore and jobs in favour of 71 militancy affected families.



Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has sanctioned ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs 2.30 crore and jobs on compassionate grounds in favour of 71 militancy affected families in Bandipora district.

"District Level Coordination Committee-cum-Screening Committee, Bandipora, met on Wednesday under chairmanship of District Magistrate Manzoor Ahmad Lone and sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs 2.30 crore in their favour," an official spokesman said today.

The amount includes Rs 2.12 crore in favour of family members of 53 militancy victims - Rs four lakh each -- in lieu of government jobs, he said.

"Government jobs on compassionate grounds were sanctioned in favour of 17 persons whose kin had been killed due to militancy," he said.

In addition, relief was also sanctioned in favour of a family whose property was damaged during the disturbed period, the spokesman added.

PTI

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