POLICE WELFARE SOCIETY
Police Welfare Society” is only the successor of erstwhile “MUTUELLE
MILITAIRE DES FORCES PUBLIQUES” which existed during the French
Regime from 1947. After DE
JURE in 1963, this society was christened as “Pondicherry Police
Welfare Society” and registered thereafter in July 1975 under
Societies Registration Act, 1975 with the objectives of extending help to
its members ( all ranks of Puducherry Police ) as under:
Sanction of loan and grant to members and their dependents for
purposes connected with their welfare.
purposes connected with their welfare.
Undertaking Welfare activities touching all vital aspects of the
of the members and their families etc.
of the members and their families etc.
Grant of financial assistance by way of loans and grants to
the members of the society
for promotion of their welfare.
the Police Personnel of the Puducherry Police would become automatically
members of this Police Society soon after their enrolment.
The members include from the rank of Police Constable to DGP.
Each member have to remit monthly subscription as membership fee
and the present rate is as under:
FUNCTIONING AND ACTIVITIES
The Society grants Merit Scholarships to the wards of the members,
who secure more than 50% marks, at
the rate of Rs.75/- per month.
A total no. of 70 merit scholarships are granted per year.
Further, the society grant Rs.150/- per month to the wards of the
Police personnel, who undergo professional courses such as M.B.B.S.,
Engineering, CA/Law, MBA, etc.
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: (SSLC, +1, +2 and Degree level)
: 35 Wards @ Rs.75/- per month
: 20 Wards @ Rs.75/- per month
(c) ASI / SI /
: 10 Wards @ Rs.75/- per month
Superintendent of Police : 5 Wards @
Rs.75/- per month
b) SPECIAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Special Merit Scholarship is granted to the wards of Police
personnel doing professional courses, such as MBBS., Engineering, CA, Law,
Architect etc. at the rate of
Rs.150/- per month.
Two awards are
given annually to those wards of the Police Personnel who secure highest
percentage of marks at two levels, one at SSLS/Metric and another at
Higher Secondary Level. Only one ward gets Rs.1000/- at each level.
(3) NON PENSIONED WIDOW GRANT
Police Personnel, who are not entitled to Pensioners benefits, are given
Rs.300/- per month. Currently, six such widows are getting this benefit every
(4) SPECTACLE GRANTS
The members are
eligible for a grant of Rs.300/- as Spectacle Grant twice during their
(5) DEATH GRANTS
be given at the time of funeral of the Police Personnel who died while in
service as non-recoverable grant.
(6) INCENTIVE FOR FAMILY PLANNING GRANT
A Grant of Rs.200/- is given to a member of the force who or whose
wife has undergone family planning operation subject to the condition that
he/she should not have more than two children.
This benefit is extended by the Society apart from the incentives
being given by the government.
(7) GRANT OF LOANS
The members are granted loans for various purposes like self
marriage, ward’s marriage, pilgrimage, ear boring ceremony, for
purchasing School Books/Notebooks, puberty ceremony, defray of medical
expenses, and house repairs from the PPWS fund at the rate of 10%
interest. The repayment of
the above loans will be in ten equal monthly installments.
The quantum of loan being given to the members from the Welfare
Fund are as follows:
2. Marriage of
: Rs. 1,000/-
5. Ear boring
: Rs. 2,500/-
7. Book Loans
: Rs. 2,000/-
8. Medical Loan:
a) For ordinary diseases
b) For prolonged illness like
paralysis, etc. necessitating
c) For diseases
surgery, kidney transplant-
ation, cancer, head injury,
and specialty treatment :
There are two Superannuation Schemes for the members of the
Superannuation Scheme – I was started in the year 1975 and
Scheme-II in the year 1982. According
to these Schemes, the members have to remit an amount of Rs. 610/- for 61
months twice during their services. Once
the amount is paid by the member, he is entitled to get an amount of Rs.
5,000/- under each Scheme on his retirement/Superannuation.
However, in case the member dies during the period of contribution
/ service, his family gets this benefit.
However, police personnel appointed after 2005 are not
enrolled in the Scheme since the same is not found financially
viable due to fall in interest rate.
CERMONIAL SEND OFF TO THE RETIRING PERSONNEL
Whenever any member of the force attains Superannuation and goes on
retirement, a Send Off is given in appreciation of his long service and a
lump sum grant of Rs. 15,000/- is given to him.
PPWS is running one School Bus for the conveyance of School going
children of the Police Personnel. About 120 students are traveling in the
bus. The rates
per month collected for each student are as detailed below:
Non Police -
A Police Community Hall was constructed at Gorimedu Police Complex
and is functioning since 11.07.92. This
hall is given on 50% concession rates to the Police Personnel and Home
Guards for marriage and other celebrations of the family.
The rental is as detailed below:
Police Home Guard
Now, the community hall is not given on rent since the IR Bn
personnel is temporarily accommodated in the above hall.
(12) GROUP PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE SCHEME
This Scheme was started in March 1995 when the Hon’ble Chief
Minister of Puducherry sanctioned a grant of Rs.20.00 lakhs to the Society
in three instalments. The
amount has been deposited in a bank and its annual interest is utilized to
pay premium for the Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme which cover
all ranks of Puducherry Police. As
per this Scheme, whoever, being the members of PPWS, dies in an accident
while on duty or in service will be benefited.
The insured amount to the ranks from Constables to Inspector is
Rupees 1 lakh and the amount insured to the ranks from SP to I.G.P. is
Rupees 5 lakhs.
(13) DGP DISCRETIONERY FUND FOR POLICE BEREAVED FAMILIES
This scheme was started in August 2006 in order to support the
bereaved families of police personnel died while in service due to
illness. It is found that a
number of such families are suffering for want of sufficient resources to
eke out their living. In
order to implement the Scheme, an amount of Rs.5.00 lakh was deposited in
the Indian Overseas Bank, Pondicherry under Term Deposit for three years
and the interest accrued from it is utilized for extending benefits to the
families of the deserving families of the deceased police personnel. As per the scheme, a child from the bereaved family will be
getting a total amount of Rs.1000/- as educational assistance in a year
upto the age of 18 years. During
2006-2007, a total number of eleven families, i.e., ten widows of Pondicherry Police personnel and one widow of an IR Bn
Constable were identified as eligible applicants and the Inspector General
of Police distributed Rs.1000/- to each child as educational assistance to
The General Body meeting of the PPWS held on 9.2.2006 discussed
about the proposal of the LIC of India
to cover the members of the Puducherry Police under a Savings
Linked Group Insurance, wherein the family of a deceased police personnel
will be benefited in the event of his death due to natural causes.
The meeting unanimously resolved to adopt the scheme by recovering
PPWS subscription amount.
Under the scheme, the lower subordinates will get a coverage of
Rs.1.00 lakh, upper subordinates Rs.2.00 lakhs and the Gazetted Officers
Rs.3.00 lakhs. The
monthly subscription will be Rs.100/-, Rs.200/- and Rs.300/- respectively
out of which 60% will go to the savings fund.
There is also option for Double Accident Benefit by paying an
additional Rs.18.75 for each Rs.100/-.
In that case, a legal heir of the individual who died in accident
will get double the sum for which he is insured.
The Scheme was formally launched on 21.10.2006 by the Inspector
General of Police. After
the implementation of the Scheme, upto February 2007,
a total no. of seven police personnel died due to illness and their
families were paid Rs.1.00 lakh each under the scheme.
PUDUCHERRY POLICE FAMILY WELFARE SOCIETY
The “Puducherry Police
Family Welfare Society” was started in
1991 with a view to give a footing for an
earning for the wives
and daughters of the Police personnel.
It runs the following Units at Puducherry/Karaikal.
(a) TAILORING UNIT
15 members, mostly the wives and daughters of the Police personnel
are rendering their services in the Tailoring Unit of “ Puducherry
Police Family Welfare Society”. The Tailoring Unit undertakes stitching of uniforms of
the Police personnel/Home Guards. Periodical
training is also given to them.
The rates of
stitching charges in respect of police and Home Guards uniform are as
Item of the Uniform
1. Full shirt Terricot khaki Rs.40/-
2. Half shirt Terricot khaki Rs.30/-
Terricot pant khaki Rs.80/-
4. Full shirt cotton khaki Rs.30/-
5. Half shirt cotton khaki
6. Pant khaki cotton Rs.60/-
7. Half trouser khaki cotton
8. Shirt khaki cotton for Home
9. Overall khaki (Navy blue of
10. Blouse cotton khaki
11. Aprons blue
On 30.08.91, the “Puducherry Police Family Welfare Society” has
small retail shop “
Shilpi” and is selling clothings, such
as, sarees, shirts, pants, pillow covers, petticoats,
chruridars etc. purchased in bulk during festival season to the
Police Personnel at concessional rates on credit basis which are
recoverable in five/ten installments.
Cash sales are also done for the general public.
One crèche is running in Gorimedu Police Complex with one teacher
and one helper, with the assistance of Puducherry State Social Welfare
Board. This benefits about 50 children of the police families.
There is one Teacher and one Helper at the Creche and the
honorarium paid to them are as follows:
Teacher – Rs.1100/- per month
Helper - Rs.
900/- per month.
(d) FAMILY COUNSELING CENTRE AT KARAIKAL
A Family Counseling Centre has been opened at the premises of AWPS
in Karaikal with the assistance of the Puducherry
State Social Welfare
Board for sorting out problems of families which are in distress.
functions with the grant-in-aid received from the Central Social Welfare
Board, New Delhi.
given to the Counseling Centre at Karaikal are as below.
Rs. 5500/- Per month
Rs. 1500/- Per month
Rs. 1000/- Per month
SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE
Police Training Centre,
PHONE: 0413 - 2272733 - Office of PTS