Thursday, 13 December 2018

Statewise list of Freedom Fighters and their eligibile dependent drawing pension under "Swatantra Sainik Samman Yozna" as on November 2018 & Monthly Amount of Pension


Statewise list of Freedom Fighters and their eligibile dependent drawing pension under "Swatantra Sainik Samman Yozna" as on November 2018 & Monthly Amount of Pension

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 230
ANSWERED ON: 11.12.2018

Pension for Freedom Fighters
GOWDAR MALLIKARJUNAPPA SIDDESHWARA

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of persons receiving pension under the freedom fighters pension scheme, State-wise;

(b) the total expenditure incurred by the Government on this account;

(c) whether the Government is considering to increase the amount of pension under this scheme; and

(d) the time by which a final decision in this regard is likely to be taken?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a): State-wise/Union Territory-wise total number of persons receiving pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 (renamed as Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana) is at Annexure-I.

(b): The expenditure incurred by Government during 2016-17, 2017-18 and during the current financial year 2018-19 on this account are Rs.761.85 Crore, Rs. 748.09 Crore and Rs.594.08 Crore (upto October, 2018) respectively.

(c) & (d): The central freedom fighter pension/family pension has already been revised and increased by the Central Government with effect from 15.08.2016. Dearness Allowance/Relief as given to the Central Government employees/pensioners twice a year, has been made applicable to the central freedom fighter pensioners also. At present the amount of pension being given to the freedom fighters and their eligible dependents are at Annexure-II.
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ANNEXURE-I

STATE WISE LIST OF CENTRAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND THEIR ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS DRAWING PENSION UNDER SWATANTRATA SAINIK SAMMAN YOJANA AS ON NOVEMBER, 2018

Sl No.   StateTotal number of persons
1ANDAMAN & NICOBAR1
2ANDHRA PRADESH895
3ASSAM619
4BIHAR2936
5CHANDIGARH23
6CHHATTISGARH99
7DAMAN & DIU11
8DELHI321
9GOA681
10GUJARAT417
11HARYANA621
12HIMACHAL PRADESH519
13JAMMU & KASHMIR694
14JHARKHAND215
15KARNATAKA1717
16KERALA1221
17MADHYA PRADESH347
18MAHARASHTRA3954
19MANIPUR16
20MEGHALAYA15
21MIZORAM2
22NAGALAND1
23ODISHA593
24PUDUCHERRY111
25PUNJAB1067
26RAJASTHAN244
27TAMIL NADU1946
28TELANGANA5485
29TRIPURA176
30UTTAR PRADESH1385
31UTTARAKHAND481
32WEST BENGAL3985
Grand Total30798

ANNEXURE-II

MONTHLY AMOUNT OF PENSION PROVIDED UNDER SWATANTRATA SAINIK SAMMAN YOJANA

Sl No.Category of freedom fightersBasic amount of pension (per month)Enhanced amount of pension after adding 7% DR (per month) w.e.f. 01.07.2018
1.Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/spousesRs.30,000/-Rs.32,100/-
2.Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spousesRs.28,000/-Rs.29,960/-
3.Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INARs.26,000/-Rs.27,820/-
4.Dependent parents/eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,910/- to Rs.16,050/-
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Source: PDF/WORD(Hindi) PDF/WORD (English)


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