The Government of the Punjab sanctioned Shaheed Package for Prison Officers / Officials who were martyred in encounters with terrorists including death in a bomb blast and riots in jails (the package is not offered to those officials who die in an accident). They would be awarded compensation of Rs.2 Million from compensation fund and Rs.1 Million from the Punjab Prisons Foundation Fund, provided that Home Department may recommend a higher grant for gazette officers in suitable cases.
The Govt. of the Punjab, Home Department, vide Notification No.SO (R&P) 6-1/2012 dated 13.03.2012 accorded sanction for Shaheed / Incapacitation Package for the Prison Officers / Officials with immediate effect on the analogy of Police Department. Rs.30,00,000/- will be given to Shaheed along with other benefits.
The Govt. of the Punjab, Home Department vide Notification No.SO(R&P) 6-1/2012 dated 20.04.2016 has enhanced the Shaheed / Incapacitated package and has also approved compensation amounting to Rs.1.00 million from the Punjab Prisons foundation in addition to the privileges available under existing rules. The enhanced Shaheed / Incapacitated packages are as under: -
|Sr. No.||Shaheed Package||Basic Scales||Details|
|1||Cash compensation for the family of Shaheed||BS-1 to BS-7||4.00 Million|
|BS- 8 to BS-15||5.00 Million|
|BS-16 to 17||6.00 Million|
|BS-18 to 19||8.00 Million|
|20 and above||10.00 Million|
|In addition compensation amounting to Rs.1.00 million from the Punjab Prisons Foundation may be awarded in each case. The award in this category shall be in addition to privileges available under existing rules.|
|2||House for the family of a Shaheed||BS-1 to BS-7||1.00 Million|
|BS- 8 to BS-15||2.00 Million|
|BS-16 to 17||3.00 Million|
|BS-18 to 19||4.00 Million|
|20 and above||5.00 Million|
Free education for children of a Shaheed up to University level.
|Children of “Shaheed” personnel would be provided free education upto Post Graduate level, and expenses shll be borne by the Government. The I.G. Prisons shall collect details of all expenditures to be incurred on the education of the children of the shaheed personnel and shall submit the financial requirement to the Finance Department through Home Department for sanction of funds.|
|4||Employment in Prison Force to the next of kin of Shaheed||
i) Only one person shall be recruited subject to fulfilling the criteria of qualification of candidate
ii) One child or Spouse of Prison Shuhada from BS-1 to BS-16 may be recruited against the posts Junior Clerk (BS-07), Warder (BS-5) Or in menial staff BS-1 to BS-5 subject to fulfillment of prescribed qualification.
iii) One Child or spouse of Prison Shuhada having rank in BS-17 and above may be recruited against the posts from BS-01 to BS-16 which are available for direct recruitment subject to fulfillment of prescribed qualification
|5||Permanent incapacitation||Rs.1.565 Million (Rupees Fifteen Lac Sixty Five Thousand)|
|6||Temporary incapacitation||Rs.1.00 Million (Rupees Ten Lac)|
|7||Pay & Allowance till superannuation||
Full pay and allowances will be admissible to the families of Prisons Officers / officials who embrace “Shahadat” till the date of superannuation, with increments and full benefits as allowed by the Government from time to time.
|8||Pension||On retirement of the Shaheed, his / her spouse shall be entitled to full pension as per rules governing superannuating officers / officials.|
Officers / Officials incapacitation and released from service on this account as a result of injuries received in encounters, bomb blasts, riots or terrorist activities, but not including accident in the discharge of official duties, shall be awarded Rs.5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lac) in each case. The award in this category shall be in addition to privileges available under existing rules.
Officers / Officials incapacitation but still serving in the Department shall be awarded Rs.3,00,000/- (Rupees Three Lac), provided that the Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab may recommend a higher, one time, grant for gazetted officers in suitable cases.
Children of "SHAHEED" personnel shall be provided free education up to Post Graduate level, and expenses shall be borne by the Government. The Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab shall collect details of all expenditures to be incurred on the education of the children of the Shaheed personnel and submit the financial requirement to the Finance Department through Home Department for sanction of funds.
Pay and Allowances
Full pay and allowances shall be admissible to the families of Prisons Officers / Officials who embrace "SHAHADAT" till the date of superannuation, with increments and full benefits as allowed by the Government from time to time.
On retirement of the Shaheed, his / her spouse shall be entitled to full pension as per rules governing superannuating Officers / Officials.
That, each case of award of compensation shall be considered and recommended or otherwise by the following committee:
|Inspector General of Prisons||Chairman|
|Deputy Inspector General of Prisons||Member|
|Deputy Inspector General of (Prisons Region Concerned)||Member|
|Superintendent of the Jail (Concerned)||Member|
In case of consideration of a case of an officer / official belonging to the Inspectorate of Prisons, the Regional D.I.G Prisons and Superintendent Jail shall be substituted by the D.I.G Prisons (Inspection) and A.I.G (Security and Discipline) as members.
The committee shall examine each case on the exact circumstances under which the officer / official was martyred or incapacitation so as to determine whether or not officer / official merits a recommendation for award.
The committee will submit complete case to the Home Department alongwith its recommendation for approval. While sanctioning the award, the Home Secretary may specify mode of payment of the compensation amount to the family or the dependents of the officers / officials concerned.