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Pension For Freedom Fighters the number of persons receiving pension under the freedom fighters pension scheme


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 230 

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 11TH DECEMBER, 2018/ AGRAHAYANA 20, 1940 (SAKA) 

PENSION FOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS 

230. SHRI G.M. 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? 
PENSION+FOR+FREEDOM+FIGHTERS

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. 
L.S.US.Q.NO.230 FOR 11.12.2018 

(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 
LS.US.Q.NO.230 FOR 11.12.2018 

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 
LS.US.Q.NO.230 FOR 11.12.2018

MONTHLY AMOUNT OF PENSION PROVIDED UNDER
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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