Central Freedom Fighters and their eligible dependent drawing pension: Statewise List as on Nov, 2018 & Monthly Amount of Pension
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/-|