Preferential Assistance: Odisha Govt Doubles Ex-Gratia Amount For Its Employees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday increased ex-gratia amount for its employees in case of death while on duty from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

Similarly, an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh will be provided for permanent disability due to injury instead of Rs 2 lakh. The compensation amount for partial disability has been raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal in this regard. The chances in the preferential assistance will come into effect from May 31, official sources said.

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