Soon IAS officers will adopt the families of Indian jawans who lost their lives in Maoist combat, anti-terror operations and maintaining law and order. No doubt this is a unique initiative.
The secretary of the Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said, “The Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association has resolved that the IAS officers posted as sub-divisional magistrates, additional district magistrates or district magistrates will adopt at least one family of a security personnel, whether they belong to police, paramilitary or military, killed in action to provide them help for at least the next five to 10 years.”
He stated the IAS officers will not offer any direct financial assistance to the families but they can help them in many ways. The officer may ensure that the family of the martyr get all their dues in terms of the money pledged by the state and central government. He or she will ensure that the children from these families continue to get good education and will also guide the family to get advantages of all government schemes such as Digital India, Skill India and Start-up India.
The IAS officers will also defend the families from harassment and make sure that they get proper medical services in private and government hospitals. They would also help them if they want to start their own business and even reach out to financial organisations.
The association represents all the members of IAS. At first, about 700 young officers of past four batches 2012-2015 will be asked to adopt at least one family in the area of their posting.
Earlier this week, cricketer Gautam Gambhir announced that he will bear all the educational expenses of the children of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on 24th April.