Delhi Police introduce booklet on welfare schemes for its personnel
In order to make the police personnel aware about the welfare benefits, Delhi Police have introduced a 21-page booklet mentioning all the facilities they can avail while in the force and post retirement.
According to a special commissioner rank police official, initially, as many as 2,000 booklets were published which have been distributed in all the districts and units. The booklet is bilingual — Hindi and English and has 21 pages titled ‘A booklet on Welfare Benefits’.
The booklet extensively elaborates on Delhi Police’s Welfare Fund, through which a policeman can learn about all the funds he is entitled to.
The police welfare fund mentions that in case of natural death/accidental death, Rs 5 lakh is paid to the bereaved family. Beside this, transportation charges to the legal heir of a deceased member if the dead body has to be transported by air for cremation at his/her native place will be given by the Delhi Police. An amount of Rs 10,000 is also paid towards cremation charges to his/her family.
Also, a marriage loan for female members is granted up to Rs 2 lakh which will be recovered in installments. Many cops are also unaware that Delhi Police also provide education loan up to Rs 1 lakh for higher studies to the first two wards of the police personnel which is sanctioned twice during the entire service.
If the cop avails Amenities Fund, he/she gets sanctioned charges for spectacles, also for the purchase of a complete set of denture.
The police personnel are 1also entitled for education fund and martyrs fund. Money for ration is also given to the officers from the rank of constables to inspectors in their monthly pay.
Under the Delhi Police Vipati Sahayata Kosh scheme, a lump-sum loan of Rs 1 lakh is provided to all needy officers and men.
To aware all the cops about the welfare services, recently an SMS alert system was also introduced.
It covers as many as 32 welfare services ranging from sanction of allowances to medical claims.
“The awareness program was started after many policemen complained that they are unaware about the facilities given to them. As per the initiative, these booklets are to be used on sharing basis and later every policemen will be getting one booklet,” the officer said.
At present, there are 78,000 personnel in Delhi Police.