Principal secretary, freedom fighters department, Sarvesh Kaushal on Friday met the freedom fighters of the district at the district administrative complex and listened to their grievances and suggestions.
Freedom fighter Omparkash Sharma sharing his grievance during the grievances' redressal camp in Jalandhar on Friday. Sikander Singh Chopra/HT
"We have 374 freedom fighters in the state and 1,232 families of freedom
fighters. The state government is fully committed to take care of the needs of these special people as they have done a lot for the country," he said.
"The government is also planning to enhance the pension being given to freedom fighters, which is at present Rs. 5,000 per month. Besides, 1% reservation for families is there in various colleges and government jobs," he added.
"The freedom fighters also get financial assistance from the union government along with facilities such as free-of-cost rail travel," he added.
In the meet, he also listened to the grievances of 117 registered freedom fighters and their families of Jalandhar district and assured early resolution of their issues.
Special secretary OP Popli, deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti and other administrative officers of the district were present on the occasion.