In what is seen as a effect of the dastardly Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans , the Ministry of Home Affairs, has reportedly approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of the Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs).
The decision will immediately benefit approximately 780,000 personnel of CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable and ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e; while going on leave from J&K to home and return.
“This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, ie, while going on leave from J-K to home and return,” it said.
The facility, it said, is “in addition” to the existing air courier services for CAPFs where an entire aircraft is booked for the force personnel from either Delhi or Jammu to Srinagar and back.
A senior official said jawans and sub-officers, the ranks who were killed in the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama in J-K, will now be able to book tickets in commercial flights and claim reimbursement from their organisation or force.