Help plan for families
LEGISLATORS will be asked next Friday to support an additional $2.5 million a year proposal to improve benefits for families of civil servants killed on duty.
The proposed improvements include allowing children of officers killed on duty to be eligible for education allowances and school passages until the age of 19.
At present, they are entitled to these benefits up to the end of the academic year in which the officer dies.
The proposal also suggests giving the Secretary for the Civil Service the authority to grant an ex-gratia allowance up to $542,000 to dependent parents of these officers.