Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Home News Reports A touching gesture – IAS officers to adopt families of martyred soldiers

A touching gesture – IAS officers to adopt families of martyred soldiers

At a time when the nation is mourning over the death of 25 CRPF personnel, killed in a Maoist ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, a very touching gesture has come from the IAS Officers Association.

In a unique initiative, the country’s elite administrative service officers will adopt families of the martyred soldiers of the defence forces and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). This is a first of its kind move from the IAS Officers Association. The association represents all members of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

The official twitter handle of IAS Officers Association tweeted:

“It would be in the national interest that the civil servants proactively contribute in this endeavour,” Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association said in a statement.

“It is proposed that each member of the Indian Administrative Service adopts one family of a martyred soldier. The family may preferably from the state to which the officer belongs and will be serving for a large part of his or her career. It would be appropriate that the IAS officers adopt one family of a martyred soldier in their first place of posting as Subdivision magistrate,” the association said.

“Senior officers, or those from state civil services, can also adopt such families voluntarily,” it said.

The associations have further asked the officers to provide support and assistance to the families of the martyred soldiers in the following ways:

  • Oversee and ensure that all dues of the martyred soldiers be paid to the dependents.
  • Ensure that the children of the martyred soldier continue getting good education.
  • Mentor and guide the children of martyred soldiers so that they can pursue their career of their choice.
  • Provided benefits to the martyred families from various schemes being run by the government – Skill India, Start-up India, Digital India etc.
  • Provide adequate medical help when any member of the martyred family is seriously ill or injured.

“We are requesting state governments and the central government to issue the necessary instructions in this regard to all concerned so that this arrangement gets institutionalised at the earliest,” the IAS Officers Associations said.

Earlier, cricketer Gautam Gambhir had pledged to bear all the education related expenses of the children of the 25 CRPF jawans martyred in Sukma.

According to available data, the death toll of the Army soldiers stood at 64 in 2016. In the same year, 65 security personnel were killed by Maoists. This year so far, 54 security personnel have been killed in Maoist ambush.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Fact-check: Is Prasar Bharati shutting down AIR radio stations in Kerala?

Prasar Bharati CEO took to Twitter to reply to allegations that AIR stations are being shut to cut down cost.

After Barkha Dutt failed to whitewash Khalistan supporter Deep Sidhu, Shekhar Gupta’s The Print picks up the pieces

Actor Deep Sidhu continues to refuse to call Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale a terrorist while he keeps participating in farmer protests

Father of Shehla Rashid files complaint against her saying she’s threatening him with life, accuses her of being involved in ‘notorious activities’

The father of the career-protestor-turned-politician Shehla Rashid claims the latter being involved in 'notorious activities'

Farmer group bats for ‘middlemen’, hails them as ‘service providers’ while scare-mongering about reforms in agriculture sector

Protesting farmers say that they are happy to pay commission to middlemen, claims new farm laws are not needed for their protection

What they never told you when they said India was the worst performing emerging economy

India’s economy contracted by 23.9%. For comparison, Brazil’s GDP contracted by 11.9% and Russia’s GDP by 8%. So, did they really do better than India?

Assam closes down temporary Covid-19 care centres, gears up to reopen elementary schools as pandemic gets under control

Assam has been witnessing reduced cases of Covid-19 with recovery rate of 98 per cent and the death rate of 0.46 per cent

Recently Popular

SFJ ads appear on YouTube offering $10m support for farmers, in return, wants Sikhs to join ‘Khalistan movement’: Details

Amid ongoing farmers’ protests in Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi, it is evident that Khalistani supporters have hijacked the protests and now, they are running ads on YouTube

Wife of late Wajid Khan writes on her sufferings in an inter-faith marriage, says anti-conversion law should be nationalised

Wife of late music composer Wajid Khan wrote how her husband and his family had been forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage

Shiv Sena to organise Azaan recitation competition, party leader calls it as important as ‘Maha Aarti’

Shiv Sena is to bear the cost of the event and will also reward the contest winners.

Indian Idol contestant reveals how she faced opposition from conservative Muslim society as singing is ‘not allowed’

The Indian Idol contestant revealed how women in her society are looked down upon if they try to excel in any field.

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

His family called our children ‘illegitimate’ because I didn’t convert to Islam’: Late music composer Wajid Khan’s wife reveals

Wajid Khan's wife has stated to Times of India that the late music composer's family never accepted her wedding under the Special Marriages Act because she had refused to convert to Islam.

Sheetal Amte, the granddaughter of social worker Baba Amte, commits suicide by lethal injection

Sheetal Amte, social worker, allegedly committed suicide after dispute with family over the family-managed trust.

Leaked Wuhan documents: China misled the world about its mismanagement of Coronavirus pandemic, says report

The internal documents also revealed that it took roughly 23.3 days to process a case (from someone experiencing symptoms to confirmed diagnosis). While considering the internal difficulties, experts have conceded that the time lag was extraordinary.

Fact-check: Is Prasar Bharati shutting down AIR radio stations in Kerala?

Prasar Bharati CEO took to Twitter to reply to allegations that AIR stations are being shut to cut down cost.

After Barkha Dutt failed to whitewash Khalistan supporter Deep Sidhu, Shekhar Gupta’s The Print picks up the pieces

Actor Deep Sidhu continues to refuse to call Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale a terrorist while he keeps participating in farmer protests

Pilibhit: 12-year-old boy escapes from madrassa alleging he was chained and tortured by his teacher

A 12-year-old boy was beaten by head of the Al-Jamiatul Razvia Madinatul Islam madrassa in Pilibhit after he tried to go home

Father of Shehla Rashid files complaint against her saying she’s threatening him with life, accuses her of being involved in ‘notorious activities’

The father of the career-protestor-turned-politician Shehla Rashid claims the latter being involved in 'notorious activities'

Private procurements from Adnai group helped eliminate middlemen and generate more income, reveals apple farmers from Himachal Pradesh

Apple Orchard manager Manjeet Singh Dhillon informed that Adani group had been purchasing apples from farmers since 2006.

Eight months after cutting water supply of migrants to drive them away in middle of pandemic, Arvind Kejriwal govt offers free water to protesting...

Delhi Jal Board VP and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha himself went to Burari to ensure water tankers are available for protesting farmers

‘Shaheen Bagh returns’: Netizens react as protesting ‘farmers’ served biryani at Ghazipur in New Delhi

Biryani at the ongoing farmers' protest brings back memories of the 'organic' Shaheen Bagh protests

Farmer group bats for ‘middlemen’, hails them as ‘service providers’ while scare-mongering about reforms in agriculture sector

Protesting farmers say that they are happy to pay commission to middlemen, claims new farm laws are not needed for their protection

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
491,269FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe