Bhubaneswar, Jan 18: The State Election Commission (SEC) has revised the scale for payment of ex-gratia amount to families of persons, who die or sustain injuries leading to incapacitation, in course of election duty.
The revised amount will also be applicable to those, who die of COVID-19 during the ensuing Panchayat polls and thereafter, including by-elections.
As per the revised order, an ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh will be provided to families of polling personnel who die due to any violent act of anti-socials in road mines, bomb blast, etc. The rate of ex-gratia compensation for death due to COVID-19 is Rs 30 lakh.
Besides, Rs 15 lakh will be provided for death due to other reasons.
The same amount will be provided as compensation in case of permanent disability (i.e loss of limb, eyesight etc) caused due to any violent act of extremist or antisocial elements inroad mines, bomb blast, armed attacks etc.
Rs 7.50 lakh compensation will be extended to those on-duty election personnel, who will suffer permanent disability (i.e. loss of limb, eye sight etc.), whether by accident or by any other means arising out of and in course of election duty.
A maximum of Rs 2 lakh will be given for grievous injuries and multiple fractures caused by accident or by any other means.