Army donates Rs244m to PM Relief Fund

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 24, 2015-

Nepal Army has donated Rs243.61 million to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund. Chief of the Army Staff Gaurav SJB Rana handed over a cheque to PM Sushil Koirala amid a function on Sunday.

The amount supports the government in carrying out rehabilitation and reconstruction in the aftermath of the Great Earthquake.

The Army has also decided to allocate a whopping Rs2 billion from its Welfare Fund for the relief of serving and retired staff affected by the disaster. A meeting of the Operation and Management Committee of the Welfare Fund on Sunday announced a relief programme for the affected personnel.

In a statement, the Army Headquarters said all the NA officer-level staffers who lost their lives in the disaster will get a total of Rs600,000 while non-gazetted personnel will get Rs550,000 and lower-level employees Rs500,000. Bereaved families of a retired official will get Rs325,000 in relief. The Army also announced to provide between Rs25,000 and Rs50,000 to help its staff reconstruct their houses. So far 11 soldiers have been reported dead while 10 are missing.

Personnel sustaining serious injuries on duty will get up to Rs100,000 for treatment. The children of serving or retired personnel who died in the disaster will get scholarships to study up to the Plus Two level in Army schools. The NA also decided to form a “Relief Management Steering Committee” to manage the provisions.

Published: 25-05-2015 06:57

User's Feedback

Click here for your comments

Comment via Facebook

Don't have facebook account? Use this form to comment