Payment of ex-gratia to employee deployed for J

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Srinagar, Nov 1 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced a number of packages and other incentives for employees to encourage them to join election duty during the upcoming seven-phase Assembly polls in the state from November 17.

Besides being paid Rs 10,000 for a single poll duty, the employees, in the event of death will be paid Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh in the case of permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh in the case of partial disability.

Similarly, the state police and other security personnel, being deployed for election duties, will also get enhanced ex-gratia in the case of death or disability.

Officials said today that the government had accorded sanction to the payment of ex-gratia in favour of the government employees including security and police personnel, deployed for election duties in connection with General Elections to the State Legislative Assembly-2008.

An order, issued to this effect, said the ex-gratia would also be provided to the drivers and conductors of hired private vehicles detailed for election duty by the election authorities, police and security forces.

The next of the kin of a government employee, who may get killed during the election duty would be entitled to compassionate appointment in terms of SRO-43 of 1994, the order added.

The officials said the government had also accorded sanction to the payment of honorarium and DA to the polling staff.

According to the order, the employees would get honorarium of Rs 10,000 for a single duty arrangement while Rs 5,000 would be paid to them for each additional phase of election duty in the state.

The employees would also be given DA and the polling staff is compulsorily bound for the election duty.

The funds for this purpose would be made available to the concerned Deputy Commissioners by the Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir.


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