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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
14-December-2011 17:15 IST
Pension to Freedom Fighters

 

 

 

About 51,400 freedom fighters and their eligible dependants are drawing samman pension from the public sector banks and treasuries.  The amount of samman pension admissible to freedom fighters is as under:

 

S.No

Category of freedom fighters

Basic Pension (in Rs.)

Dearness Relief @ 143% w.e.f. 01.08.11 (in Rs.)

Total amount Pension (in Rs.)

i.

Ex-Andaman political  prisoners.

7,330/-

10,482/-

17,812/-

ii

Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India (Other than INA)

6,830/-

9,767/-

16,597/-

iii

Other freedom fighters(including INA)

6,330/-

9,052/-

15,382/-

                                   

At present there is no proposal under consideration to increase the basic pension admissible to freedom fighters.  However, the dearness relief is revised every year on the basis of twelve monthly average increase in All India Consumer Price Index.  Dearness Relief has been revised w.e.f. 1st August  2011 from 123% to 143%.

This was stated by Shri Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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