Punjab announces ex-gratia in accidental death cases
PTI Apr 03,2012
Chandigarh, Apr 3 (PTI) The Punjab government today said that in case of accidental or homicidal death of an employee while discharging his or her duty, the legal heirs would be entitled to a payment of Rs five lakh as ex-gratia amount. The ex-gratia would not be linked to the basic pay or the group of the employee concerned, an official spokesman said here today. He further said that the full amount of payment admissible under these orders would also be payable to those employees, who incur complete permanent disability during the performance of duty rendering them unfit for further service. Similarly, in case of those employees, who incur partial permanent disability during the discharge of duty, ex-gratia payable would be proportionate to the percentage of partial permanent disability incurred by him. The spokesman clarified that the ex-gratia grant would not be admissible in the case of those government employees, who die committing suicide.