Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved monetary assistance of Rs 5 lakh to parents of policemen who lose their lives in the line of duty.
At a cabinet meeting in Lucknow presided by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, it was decided to extend an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to parents of serving policemen losing their lives in line of duty, an official release said.
This help will be besides Rs 20 lakh given to the widows or children of the officials or employees. The government took the decision keeping in mind the plight of parents who are left to fend for themselves in case of death of their sons, the release added.
The scheme will cover those serving in central paramilitary forces in other states and Indian Army as well as natives of other states losing their lives in UP.
The cabinet also gave its nod to Samajwadi Swasthya Beema Yojna for the family members of beneficiaries of Samajwadi Pension Yojna extending help of up to Rs 2 lakh in case of critical illness.
The insurance scheme will be run by SACHI (State Agency for Comprehensive Health Insurance) Scheme, that has been asked to take into account practical problems faced in running the National Health Insurance Scheme and include them in state’s interest, the release said.
The cabinet also decided to launch an encouragement policy to restart closed cinema halls in the state.