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Haryana raises award money for defence personnel

None  Chandigarh, June 01, 2014
First Published: 19:45 IST(1/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:54 IST(1/6/2014)
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.
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