Members of the families of police staff will be covered with medical insurance from this year.
Announcing this at a press conference held here on Saturday, director-general of police V.Dinesh Reddy said 1,09,504 members were covered under the Arogya Bhadrata scheme and the beneficiaries, including a spouse and three dependant children in each family, numbered 5.47 lakh.
Reddy said that insurance amounts ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh would be paid in accordance with group personal accident insurance policy. An ex gratia of Rs 9 lakh will be paid to the bereaved families of police constable to sub-inspector ranks and Rs 12 lakh to those of the inspector and above rank. Injured police personnel will be paid an ex gratia of Rs 3.60 lakh in case of permanent incapacitation and Rs 2.40 lakh in case of grievous injury.
Free education will be provided to the children of the deceased at AP Residential Schools and Junior Colleges.
The state government would also provide ex gratia to the members of the families of Maoists killed by police in encounters, the DGP said.
Reddy said 566 police personnel were killed all over the country this year while performing duty. In Andhra Pradesh 10 policemen died in extremist violence and natural calamities while on duty.
Commemoration Parade Today
A commemoration parade will be held at the Police Martyrs Memorial at the Goshamahal Stadium here at 8 am on October 21 at 8 am to mark the end of the Police Commemoration Week.
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will attend the parade and lay wreaths at the martyrs memorial. Arms will be reversed and a two-minute silence will be observed in honour of the departed souls.
During the commemoration week observed from October 15 to 21 in all districts, police units and battalions and conducted a variety of programmes.
Attacks on film producer, director
Stating that the police would take stern action against those who attacked film producer Dil Raju and director Puri Jagannath’s houses in the city on Friday, the DGP said 10 persons including TRSV president Suman were arrested. The film, ‘Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu’, drew the fury of Telangana activists who alleged that it contained anti-Telangana scenes.