Kin of PDD employees dying while performing duties, not entitled to compensation without an FIR: JKCNGEEU

Srinagar, April 26 (KNS) A press statement issued to KNS By JKCNGEEU on Saturday reads as
“It's very unfortunate to see, an employee namely Bashir Ahmad Parray who got electrocuted and passed away on Friday while repairing a transmission line, and his family not been entitled to any benefits without an FIR of his death and postmortem of his dead body,” president JKCNGEEU.
According to service regulations and rules of the JK Power Development Department, any employee of PDD who passes away while in the line of duty must have registered an FIR of death within 24 hours and the deceased be sent for postmortem, to be entitled to any compensation and rehabilitation for next of the kin.
Bashir Ahmad Parray a lineman who was posted at Electric Division 3rd Shireen Bagh Sub-Division Watal Kadal got electrocuted and later passed away while he was repairing an electric transmission line at Parimpora Srinagar. The rulings of PDD are such that without FIR registered and postmortem, his Kin will not be entitled to any benefits for sacrificing his life in the service of society.
Recently an order issued by Administrative Council Decision No. 45/6/2020 Dated: 18-03-2020 (Govt. Order no. Home-92 of 2020 Dated: 20-03-2020) which entitles employees of Fire & Emergency Services, Home Guard, Civil Defense, UTDRF for immediate relief of Rs. 20 Lakh as a mark of solidarity with the family of deceased, who has passed away while being in the line of duty.
Every year dozens of PDD employees sacrifice their lives for the sake of the society while performing their duties. Unfortunately, the PDD administration has repeatedly failed to protect the waste of these valuable and precious lives by not providing its employees with safety gear and protective tools. PDD employees are forced to risk up their lives for the greater interest of the department and never fail to perform their duties. However, it's shameful that not even a single officer from the power department has ever come forward or spoken against the waste of human lives in such an unfortunate way.
DG J&K Fire and Emergency Services set an example of bureaucracy and leadership when he himself paid a visit to a spot in Talab Tillo Jammu where employees of his department were ruthlessly fighting to bring down the flames after some buildings had caught fire. In that incident, three firefighters lost their lives but the F&Es department did not back off and gave the deceased employees not only a great felicitation and appreciation posthumously but a sum of Rs 20 lakhs as a token of respect and solidarity for their kins, the statement issued to KNS said (KNS)
The JKCNGEEU demands inclusion of PDD employees and workers in the same criteria  

To Top