Police, fire and emergency companies and products, civil defence personnel and penal advanced workers deployed for COVID-19 duties shall be given insurance and ex gratia duvet on a par with medical workers, DG&IGP Praveen Sood said right here on Monday.

Personnel deployed for special duties everywhere in the lockdown will get ₹30 lakh insurance duvet or ex gratia, whichever is acceptable, he tweeted.

This resolution is a morale enhance for the personnel who hold been working on the frontline as first responders on a par with the smartly being workers risking their lives while working shut to infected persons. This profit would possibly presumably be over and above any moderately a pair of insurance coverage availed by the beneficiary.

Fervent by the nature of work and chance engaging, the Dwelling Department proposed to the government to produce insurance duvet of ₹50 lakh to personnel, at the side of the police and fireside force, house guards, civil defence, and penal advanced department officers.

After deliberations, the government well-liked the ₹30 lakh duvet to corona warriors who are first responders along with smartly being workers. The insurance duvet has also been prolonged to anganwadi workers, pourakarmikas, sanitisation workers, drivers, and loaders.

“I’m grateful to the Chief Minister and Dwelling Minister for at the side of the police, fire, penal advanced, and civil defence workers on a par with moderately a pair of corona warriors,” Mr. Sood said.

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