The Government has formulated schemes for widows of CPF personnel. Brief details of the scheme are as under:-
i) If the death occurred due to active duty, then widow is entitled for Liberalized Pensionary Award, which is equal to last pay drawn and provision of family pension for other cases.
ii) Ex-gratia compensation @ `15 lac for death on active duty and @ `10 lac for death on duty, as the case may be, is entitled to widow of the deceased CPF personnel.
iii) 5% vacancies reserved for compassionate appointments for widows and Next of Kins of the deceased CPF personnel.
iv) Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for the wards of the widows of Non Gazetted officers.
v) Welfare And Rehabilitation Board has been set up to attend to the grievances of the widows by the State and District Welfare Officer concerned.
vi) Central Police Canteen facility providing goods on cheaper rates is also authorized.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.