Payment of Ex-gratia Compensation to family of personnel who die or sustain injuries while on Election duty during conduct of General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019.
GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM
FINANCE (AUDIT & FUND) DEPARTMENT
DISPUR:::GUWAHATI – 6.
Dated Dispur the 8th April, 2019
Sub: Payment of Ex-gratia Compensation to family of personnel who die or sustain injuries while on Election duty during conduct of General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019.
In pursuance of Circular No. 218/6/2014/EPS Dated 25/03/2014 issued by the Election Commission of India the Governor of Assam is pleased to order sanction of Ex-gratia grant at the following rates to the Next of Kin of the deceased/ injured State Government/ Central government Personnel including Army, CRP’, CPMF and State Police Personnel who are engaged in Election Duty during conduct of General Elections to Lok . Sabha, 2019,
The Ex-Gratia grant will also be admissible to the Personnel of Home guards, VDPs, Drivers, Cleaners, Handymen, Mahut, Horsemen; Boatmen, bullock Cart Drivers, etc whose services are requisitioned/ hired in connection with Election Duty. Such Ex-gratia will be admissible also in case of casual employees or any other personnel engaged by the Returning Officers for the purpose of election Duty.
1. An amount of 10,00,000/- (Rupees ten lakh) only as minimum amount shall be paid to next of Kin of the official in the unfortunate event of death of the official while on election duty.
2. An amount of 20,00,000/- (Rupees twenty lakh) only shall be paid if the death is unfortunately caused due to any violent acts of extremist or unsocial elements like road mines, bomb-blasts, armed attacks, etc.
3. An amount of 5,00,000/-(Rupees five lakh) only shall be paid to those official in case of permanent disability like loss of limb, eye sight, etc. in course of performance of Election duty (which would be doubled in case of such mishaps being caused by extremist or unsocial elements like road mines, bomb blasts, armed attacks etc.
4. An amount of 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand) only shall be paid to the persons engaged in Election Duty who received non grievous injuries from a fire arm or any other weapon or in bomb explosion or by any other incident during the performance of Election Duty.
The payment will cover: any mishap- that may take place. during the entire period of Election duty connected with polling. A person is to be treated on Election duty as soon as he leaves his residence/ office to report for any Election related duty including training and until he reaches back to his residence/ officer after performance of his election related duty. If any mishap takes place during this period, it should be treated as having occurred on Election duty subject to condition that there should be a causal connection between occurrence of death/ injury and election duty.
This will remain in force till the date of announcement of result of the Lok Sabha Election, 2019.
The expenditure is debit able to the Head of Account “2015-Election-00-105- Charges for Conduct of Election to Parliament-0000-000-26-other charges-99- others-EE-GA / KN / NN / BN-V”.
The Chief Electoral Officer is authorized to issue sanction for payment of Ex-Gratia Grant on the basis of proposal from District Election Officer/ Deputy Commissioners, . •,
This cancels earlier Office Memorandum No. FMP.2/2006/73, Dtd. 16/03/2016.
(Samir K. Sinha, IAS)
Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam.