According to the latest news on 15th March, 2021, the notification of funeral, farewell and marriage grant AJK 2021 has been issued by the Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Services & General Administration Department. The new amount of farewell grant is Rs.75,000/- ,funeral grant of Rs.30,000/- and marriage grant of Rs.50,000/-. The more details of the letter is given below;
Latest Amendments in Funeral, Farewell and Marriage Grant AJK 2021
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Azad Kashmir Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Act, 1971 (Act XVI of 1971), the Azad Government of the State of Jammu & Kashmir Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Rules 1972, namely:-
In the Aforesaid Rules, after rule 14 a new rule 14-A shall be added/ inserted as under:-
“14-A, The following grants, from Azad Jammu & Kashmir Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (Non-gazetted) shall, subject to the provision of these rules, be admissible to the employees in BPS-01 to BPS-15 and time scale BPS-16 (non-gazetted) who are subscribers to the fund or to their families, as the case may be:-
New Farewell Grant of AJK Employees:
A sum equal to last basic pay subject maximum Rs.75,000/- (Seventy Five Thousand) shall be paid to (Non-gazetted) Employee at the time of his retirement either on attaining the age of superannuation or on completion of qualifying service.
New Marriage Grant of AJK Employees:
A lump Sum amount of Rs.50,000/- (fifty Thousand) out of Benevolent Fund shall be payable to the serving/retired or family of the deceased Government Employee, (as the case may be) on account of the Marriage of one (01) daughter subject to the following:-
The marriage grant shall be paid on production of Nikah Nama duly registered by the Competent Authority; and The Application is made on prescribed form within the period specified by the Board.
New Funeral Grant of AJK Employees:
If an employee dies during service, a Lump Sum amount of Rs.30,000/- (Thirty Thousand) shall be payable to the family of the deceased employee for funeral charges subject to the condition that application for this purpose is made to Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (Non-gazetted).
In the aforesaid Rules, for the first Schedule (pertaining to rates of monthly subscription Benevolent Fund (Non-Gazetted), the following shall be substituted:-
“(i) Every Non-Gazetted employee shall make a contribution in the form of monthly subscription @ 3% of his/her basic pay to the Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (Non-Gazetted)”.