Indore: The Election Commission of India ( ECI) has taken care of life and health of those taking part in the election duty.
The ECI has said that if an employee dies due to terrorist attack while performing election duty, a compensation of Rs 10 lakh would be paid to his kin. Similarly, Rs 5 lakh would be given in case of natural death during election duty.
As per the instructions of ECI, if a person dies or sustains injury while performing the election duty, he/ she would be liable to receive compensation. If a person dies, Rs. 5 lakh compensation would be given to his kin. In case of terrorist attack, Rs 10 lakh compensation would be paid to the kin of the deceased. The ECI further stated that if a person becomes disabled permanently, he/ she would get a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh.
The election regulator has also clarified that from leaving home to reaching the destination and vice- versa would also be considered as part of the election duty. If a person meets with accident during this period, he would be able to receive the compensation.
If the State Government has formulated any policy of offering compensation to the victims, then the victim will receive that compensation along with the ECI’s compensation.