Union home minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal provide compensation of Rs 5 lakh to families of civilian victims of cross border firing along the border.
A home ministry statement said the compensation given to those who die due to terrorism or Maoist violence has also been enhanced from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
“Families of any civilian who dies anywhere in the country due to terror attack, Maoist violence, firing from across the border, shelling or IED explosion, will be given Rs 5 lakh as compensation uniformly. An amount of Rs 5 lakh will also be given to those who receive 50 per cent or more disability or incapacitation due to the same reasons,” the ministry said in the statement.
The ministry also clarified that the compensation amount will be given subject to the condition that no employment has been provided to any of the family members of the victims by the government.