The Haryana government on Wednesday said it would hike the financial grant in awards for ex-servicemen.
Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced this while addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen, after laying the foundation stone of Haryana Ex-Services League Bhawan here. The financial assistance for Paramvir Chakra recipients in the state has been hiked from Rs 31 lakh to Rs 2 crore, he said.
A recipient of Maha Vir Chakra would get Rs 1 crore, instead of Rs 21 lakh, and Vir Chakra recipients would get Rs 50 lakh instead of Rs 15 lakh, the CM said.
The recipients of Sena medal, Nausena medal, Vayu Sena medal (bravery) would get Rs 21 lakh instead of Rs 7.5 lakh each, he said, adding that the recipient of 'Mention-in-Dispatches' would get Rs 10 lakh, instead of Rs 5.5 lakh.