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PDD to appeal govt for assistance to its wounded employee


Srinagar, Nov 7: Power Development Department (PDD), Handwara Division, would seek financial assistance from the government for its employee who was wounded while on duty at Udaipora, Langate.

On Tuesday, Mohammad Rajab Ganie of Yaroo Mohalla Langate, Handwara, was repairing electric wire when his arm came into contact with 11,000KV line, resulting in serious burn marks.


He has been battling for his life at the SMHS Hospital here, while his family has appealed for assistance.

“We are concerned about Ganie. We hope PDD will take care of its employee and his family, which is spending money on his treatment,” he said.

Executive engineer PDD Division Handwara told The Kashmir Monitor that “all possible” help would be extended to Ganie.

“The department would ask the government to consider him for financial assistance. Besides, he would be given a financial assistance of Rs one lakh through Voluntary Employees Contribution Fund (VECF),”he said.

He said the department would also write to the government to provide sufficient funds under outsource and upkeep scheme in order to cater to the needs of those who sustain injuries or burn marks.

“By virtue of this, Ganie would get Rs 225 per day, just like others who work on need-basis. At our level we are exploring more options. We hope to manage an assistance of around Rs four lakh,” he said.