After Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar and cricketer Gautam Gambhir, IAS officers joined hands to support martyrs’ families. According to a report of PTI, families of security personnel will be adopted by IAS Officers who lost their lives during terrorist attacks, Maoist combat or maintaining law and order.
Officers will approach such families that come under their posting area and facilitate them by providing help in getting their dues like pension, allotment of services like jobs, petrol pumps etc.
The report clearly mentioned-“The officers would not be providing any direct monetary help to these families.”
Honorary Secretary of Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said-“Their work would be to facilitate the families get their dues. They will also provide help in getting their children admission in a school.”
In the beginning of this initiative, 700 Officers of the batches 2012 to 2015 will adopt at least one family in their posting area.
Mr. Bhoosreddy also said-“Voluntarily, Senior officers or those from state civil services can also adopt such families.”
The officers will also look after that financial or any other kind of help provided by state or local government reaches such families in time.
Considering education as first priority, officers will also ensure that the children of martyrs pursue their education without any obstacle and they will also mentor them to get good education and build up their careers based on their aptitude and talent.
They will also help them in getting benefits of the schemes being run by the government like Skill India, Digital India. Start-Up India etc.
Mr. Bhoosreddy further added-“The state governments have been asked to share the details of such families with the association. This support programme will approach the families of CRPF, BSF and those in army and all others who are working with local police.”
The officers at senior positions like the IAS officers who have served as Sub Divisional Magistrates and District Magistrates at state or central level governments, have great influence on administrative body and their power can be channelized in support of the families of the martyrs in a sustained manner.