Pension being given to ex-servicemen and widows of soldiers increased
Chandigarh, September 23 – Haryana Government has increased the pension being given to ex-servicemen and widows of soldiers who participated in the World Wars, by 1.5 times.
Giving this information today, Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the State Government was working under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, for the welfare of brave soldiers and their dependents. He said that in compliance with the orders of the Chief Minister, the Finance Department has given approval to provide Rs 4,500 per month as pension to ex-servicemen and widows of soldiers who participated in the First and Second World Wars. Earlier, this pension was Rs 3,000 per month.
While paying tributes to martyrs on the occasion of Haryana Veer Aur Shahidi Diwas, Capt. Abhimanyu said that this decision would cause additional burden of Rs 8.57 crore annually on the state exchequer. He said that earlier the pension was increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month on May 8, 2014.
He said that the State Government has also made it clear that even after the death of ex-servicemen who participated in the World Wars, it would continue to provide financial help of Rs 51,000 for the marriages of their granddaughters.