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
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?
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.
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|
|7||DAMAN & DIU||11|
|13||JAMMU & KASHMIR||694|
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/-|