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Pension for Freedom Fighters and their eligible dependents – Statewise List as on Nov, 2018

State wise List of Central Freedom Fighters and their eligible dependents drawing pension  as on Nov, 2018 under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980

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.

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. State Total number of persons
1 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 1
2 ANDHRA PRADESH 895
3 ASSAM 619
4 BIHAR 2936
5 CHANDIGARH 23
6 CHHATTISGARH 99
7 DAMAN & DIU 11
8 DELHI 321
9 GOA 681
10 GUJARAT 417
11 HARYANA 621
12 HIMACHAL PRADESH 519
13 JAMMU & KASHMIR 694
14 JHARKHAND 215
15 KARNATAKA 1717
16 KERALA 1221
17 MADHYA PRADESH 347
18 MAHARASHTRA 3954
19 MANIPUR 16
20 MEGHALAYA 15
21 MIZORAM 2
22 NAGALAND 1
23 ODISHA 593
24 PUDUCHERRY 111
25 PUNJAB 1067
26 RAJASTHAN 244
27 TAMIL NADU 1946
28 TELANGANA 5485
29 TRIPURA 176
30 UTTAR PRADESH 1385
31 UTTARAKHAND 481
32 WEST BENGAL 3985
Grand Total 30798

 

ANNEXURE-II

MONTHLY AMOUNT OF PENSION PROVIDED UNDER SWATANTRATA SAINIK SAMMAN YOJANA

Sl No. Category of freedom fighters Basic 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/spouses Rs.30,000/- Rs.32,100/-
2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses Rs.28,000/- Rs.29,960/-
3. Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.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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