Haryana government on Sunday announced to increase award money for defence personnel who are recipients of country's prestigious medals.
The increase in award money being given under the war time gallantry awards is about six times, an official spokesman said in a statement here.
The recipient of Paramvir Chakra would get a financial assistance of Rs two crore instead of Rs 31 lakh each given earlier.
Similarly, the recipient of Maha Vir Chakra would get Rs one crore instead of Rs 21 lakh, recipient of Vir Chakra would get Rs 50 lakh instead of Rs 15 lakh while recipient of Sena Medal, Nausena medal, Vayu Sena Medal (bravery) would get Rs 21 lakh instead of Rs 7.50 lakh, he said.
Recipient of Mention-in-Dispatches would get Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 5.5 lakh given earlier, the spokesman said.
Similarly, the amount of bravery award given to the defence personnel during peace has also been increased.
Now the recipient of Ashok Chakra in the state would get Rs one crore instead of Rs 31 lakh given earlier.
The recipient of Kirti Chakra would get Rs 51 lakh instead of Rs 21 lakh, recipient of Shaurya Chakra would get Rs 31 lakh instead of Rs 15 lakh, recipient of Sena Medal, Nausena medal, Vayu Sena Medal (bravery) would get Rs 10 lakh each instead of Rs 7.50 lakh and recipient of Mention-in-Dispatches would get Rs 7.50 lakh instead of Rs 5.50 lakh given earlier.
Besides, an increase of Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 has also been made in the annuity being given on the bravery awards.
The annuity being given on the bravery awards on Param Vir Chakra has been increased from Rs 2.50 to Rs 3 lakh, on Ashok Chakra from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh, on Mahavir Chakra from Rs 1.90 lakh to Rs 2.25 lakh and on Kirti Chakra from Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 1.75 lakh.
The annuity has also been increased on Vir Chakra from Rs 1.10 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh, on Shaurya Chakra from Rs 70,000 to Rs one lakh, on Sena, Nausena and Vayu Sena from Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 and on Mention-in-Dispatches from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000.
Amount being given to the recipients of Yudh Sewa Medal and Vishisht Sewa Medal has also been increased.
The financial assistance being given to the recipient of bravery award before independence and their widows has also been increased, he said.