Indain Armed Forces Ex-gratia awards – Know the reality

Ex-gratia awards for Indain Armed Forces is awarded in certain cases as details mentioned in this article. Officers, JCOs and other ranks of Indian Armed Forces are always engaged in protecting our nation from external aggression and deployed in aid to civil authority during exigencies. Untimely death of the soldiers is a great loss to the nation and obviously irreparable loss to the bereaved family. Financial support is extended to such family  Next of Kin (NoK) in case of death in the course of duties attributable to military service/ hostile actions , violence by terrorists, etc. This type of financial grant is known as ex-gratia.  Various types of ex-gratia award are as under:-

 Entitlement of Ex Gratia (Central)  amount as per Recommendations of  7th CPC wef 01.01.2016 (Processed by CDA(P) Allahabad)

 Authority : Ministry of Defence  letter No 20(2)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dt 02 November 2016.

Ser NoType of casualtyAmount Entitled
1Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties  Rs 25 Lakhs
2Death in course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.  Rs 25 Lakhs
3Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremist, sea pirates etc  Rs 35 Lakhs
3Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions.  Rs 35 Lakhs
4Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country.Rs 45 Lakhs

Entitlement of Ex Gratia (ACWF)  amount wef 06.05.2020 (Processed by IHQ of MoD  (Army) R & W Section

 Ser. No.EntitlementsEntitled AmountProcessed byRemarksAnnexure
1.Ex Gratia (ACWF)1,00,000/-(with effect from 06 May 2020)R&W SectionAttributable to military service 
2.Ex Gratia (ACWF)1,50,000/-(with effect from 06 May 2020)R&W SectionNot attributable to military service 


Ser NoStateEx-Gratia (BC fatal Cas)Remarks
  State/UT Not paying any ex-gratia
3.A & N ISLANDNil 
States/UTs other than above are paying Rs 1 lac or more.
1.ANDHRA PRADESHRs 1,00,000/- 
3.BIHARRs 1,00,000/- 
4.CHHATISGARHRs 1,00,000/- 
5.GOARs 7,00,000/- (Killed in action) Rs 5,00,000/- (Attributable fatal cas) 
6.GUJRATRs 5,00,000/- 
7.HARYANARs 10,00,000/- (Enemy Action) Rs 2,50,000/- (Terrorist Action) Rs 2,00,000/- (IED Blast) 
8.HIMACHAL PRADESHRs 3,00,000/- 
9.JAMMU & KASHMIRRs 5,00,000/- 
10.JHARKHANDRs 2,00,000/- (Killed in Action) Rs 30,000/- (Attributable fatal cas) 
11.KARNATAKARs 2,00,000/- 
12.KERALARs 10,00,000/- 
13.MADHYA PRADESHRs 10,00,000/- 
14.MAHARASHTRARs 5,00,000/- 
15.MANIPURRs 1,00,000/- 
16.MIZORAMRs 3,00,000/- 
17.MEGHALAYARs 7,50,000/- 
18.NAGALANDRs 5,00,000/- (Offrs) Rs 3,00,000/- (JCOs/OR) 
19.PUNJABRs 2,00,000/- 
20.RAJASTHANRs 5,00,000/- Rs 1,50,000/-
(for Parents of deceased)
21.SIKKIMRs 15,00,000/- 
22.TAMIL NADURs 5,00,000/- 
23.TRIPURARs 2,00,000/- (Only for OP Vijay) Rs 1,00,000/- (Killed in state in extremist violence) 
24.UTTARAKHANDRs 1,60,000/- (Offrs) Rs 1,00,000/- (JCOs/OR) 
25.UTTAR PRADESHRs 3,00,000/- 
26.WEST BENGALKilled in Action Rs 3,00,000/- (Offrs)
Rs 2,00,000/- (JCOs)
Rs 1,50,000/- (OR)
Physical Cas (fatal) Rs 60,000/- )Offrs) Rs 40,000/- (JCOs) Rs 30,000/- (OR) 
27.CHANDIGARHRs 2,00,000/- 
28.DELHIRs 5,00,000/- 

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