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Haryana hikes financial grant in awards for ex-servicemen

Press Trust of India  Rohtak, February 19, 2014
First Published: 17:43 IST(19/2/2014) | Last Updated: 17:45 IST(19/2/2014)

The Haryana government on Wednesday said it would hike the financial grant in awards for ex-servicemen.

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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.

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