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The growing stress on forest and wildlife, habitat shrinking, changes in land use-land cover pattern, increase in Wildlife population as a result of effective wildlife protection and conservation measures taken up by the Government has resulted in increase in Man-animal conflicts in and around the Wildlife areas. The Government has taken up measures to mitigate the man animal conflict. However, various cases of conflicts are being reported every now and then. The Government has been providing ex-gratia relief to the concerned in case of Human Injury/ Partial or Permanent Disability/ Human death caused by Wild animals. In addition to the ex-gratia relief, medical re-imbursement is also provided at CGHS rates for treatment to injuries caused to persons due to man-wild animal conflict. The ex-gratia to be sanctioned in such case/s (Wild animals as defined in section-2 (36) of The Wildlife Protection Act of Karnataka – 1972) is revised and fixed by the Government from time to time through various Government Orders. The GOs pertaining to sanctioning of ex-gratia to the affected/ Human Injury/ Partial or Permanent Disability/ Human death caused by Wild animals are as below: 1. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011 2. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 03-08-2011 3. GO No: FEE 109 FAP 2014 Dated: 13-08-2014 4. GO No: FEE 128FWL 2013 Dated: 15-09-2015 5. GO No: FEE 130 FWL 2016 Dated: 19-09-2016 6. GO No: FEE 61 FAP 2018 Dated: 16-10-2018


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (faq) VIEW

  • Which is/are the Government Order concerned with payment of ex-gratia for human injuries/ partial disability/ permanent disability caused by wild animals

    Government Order No. FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011, Government Order No. FEE 109 FWL 2014 dated 13-08-2014, and GO No: FEE 130 FWL 2016 Dated: 19-09-2016. Apart from the ex-gratia, the aggrieved is also eligible for re-imbursement of medical expenses vide GO No: FEE 128 FWL 2013 Dated: 15-09-2015

  • Which is/are the Government Order concerned with payment of ex-gratia for the concerned in human death due to wild animals

    Government Order No. FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011, GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 03-08-2011, Government Order No. FEE 109 FWL 2014 dated 13-08-2014 and GO No: FEE 128 FWL 2013 Dated: 15-09-2015

  • Who is eligible for getting ex-gratia relief in case of human injuries/ partial disability/ permanent disability caused by wild animals

    The person injured by the wild animal is eligible to receive ex-gratia relief, provided that he was not involved in any illegal activity and was not trespassing in forest area at the time of attack by wild animal.

  • What constitutes wild animal

    The term Wild Animal should be understood in accordance with the definition that has been provided in Section 2(36) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. As per this definition, ‘Wild animal’ means any animal specified in Schedule I to IV and found wild in nature.

  • How much ex-gratia is payable in case of Human injury/ Permanent Disability/ Partial Disability/ Human Death

    The ex-gratia payable in case of Human injury/ Permanent disability/ Partial disability/Human Death is as below: a. For Human Injury: Upto Rs. 30,000 max (upto Rupees Thirty thousand only) medical expense at CGHS rate for treatment b. In case of Partial Disability: Rs. 2,50,000 (Rupees Two Lakh Fifty Thousand) medical expense at CGHS rate for treatment. c. In case of Permanent Disability: Rs. 5,00,000 (Rupees Five Lakh) medical expense at CGHS rate for treatment. d. In case of death: Rs: 5,00,000 (Rupees Five Lakh) ( one time ex-Gratia amount) monthly pension of Rs.2,000/- to the legal heir for 5 years.

  • Is there a prescribed format for the application to be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief

    No. There is no prescribed format for submission of application. However, the application should be written legibly or typed on a plain paper including signature or thumb impression of the legal applicant.

  • To whom should the application be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief

    The application should be submitted to the concerned jurisdictional Range Forest Officer.

  • What are the documents required to be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief

    a. Medical report issued by the District Government Doctor should be obtained for ascertaining that the cause and nature of injury/disability and submitted to the DRFO/RFO. b. Post mortem of the deceased person should be conducted by the jurisdictional District Surgeon to ascertain the cause of death. c. Aadhar number of the aggrieved/ legal heir d. Photographs of the place of incidence. e. Bank Account details of the aggrieved to which the ex-gratia relief is to be credited.

  • Is this service listed under SAKALA

    Yes. The service is listed under SAKALA. The time limit provided for delivering this service under SAKALA is as 15 Working Days.

  • How do I avail this service under SAKALA

    Please request the jurisdictional Range Forest officer to whom you submit the application for ex-gratia relief to register your application under SAKALA. A GSC (Guarantee of Services to Citizen) number will be provided vide an acknowledgement for registering your request under SAKALA. You may track the status of your request through the SAKALA portal. (http://www.sakala.kar.nic.in/gschome.aspx).

  • How much time would be required to receive ex-gratia after sanctioning by the competent authority

    Release of ex-gratia is subject to availability of funds. Post the sanctioning of ex-gratia relief will be released as and when fund are available for the same.