Special grant-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh each to 100 left out war-widows or their legal-heirs of the soldiers who had laid down their lives in 1962 Indo-China war and the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars.
The government spokesperson said that this policy had been announced in 1975 and over 1,500 war-widows who had applied in time had been allotted up to 10-acre of rural agricultural land or cash equivalent in lieu of land at the rate notified from time to time.
However, there were nearly 100 cases in which the applicants failed to apply within the stipulated cut-off date. Above 100 such cases had applied till the extended cut-off date January 4, 2010.
This grant will be payable in three half yearly instalments of Rs 20 lakh, Rs 15 lakh and Rs 15 lakh.
This announcement comes along with the Badal government regularising 30,000 contractual employees, just over three months ahead of the assembly polls.