SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Thursday granted scholarships of Rs 9.69 lakh in favour of 161 wards of serving police personnel and police martyrs. Welfare relief was also sanctioned for 16 retired police personnel by the DGP.
A total of 109 wards of serving police personnel were granted scholarship for securing 80 per cent and above marks in class 10th during the academic session 2017-18 and 52 wards of police martyrs studying in different classes were granted scholarships.
DGP also sanctioned welfare relief of Rs 1.6 lakh in favour of 16 retired police personnel who were found in dire need of financial assistance. Besides financial assistance of Rs 15,000 was sanctioned for a police man whose residential house was damaged.
J&K Police has established a Welfare Fund to provide financial loans and assistance as a succor to the police personnel in need. Scholarships under different schemes are provided to the meritorious wards of serving personnel to encourage them in their studies and the wards of martyrs who laid their lives in the line of duty.
Meanwhile, Dilbag Singh also rewarded 51 personnel of district Bandipora Police Training School, Manigam.
Rs 1000 each have been sanctioned in favour of these personnel for exhibiting excellent weapon drill and turn out while presenting Guard of Honour to the DGP during his visit to district Banidpora and PTS Manigam.
Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K recently sanctioned reward in favour of 78 police personnel of Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Awantipora Districts for exhibiting excellent weapon drill and turn out while presenting Guard of Honour during his visit to these districts.