The package, proposed by the Home Ministry, will provide financial aid to 36,384 families, many of whom have been living in different areas of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts.
However, they are not permanent residents of the state in terms of Jammu & Kashmir constitution. The displaced people can cast their votes in Lok Sabha polls but not in the elections to Jammu and Kashmir assembly.
People receiving the government aid include those who were displaced during the India-Pakistan partition of 1947, and those who were displaced during wars between the two countries in 1965 and 1971.
The Modi government had in January 2015 approved certain concessions for the refugees from West Pakistan settled in Jammu & Kashmir after considering the problems being faced by them.
The state government in consultation with representatives of PoK refugees had worked out a package of Rs 25 lakhs to each family as one time settlement, besides recommending reservations and concessions to the wards of these displaced people.