After PM Modi’s Assurance, Pension Of Freedom Fighters Hiked By Rs. 5,000

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3:41 pm 19 Aug, 2016



The Hindu

File Photo of PM Modi with freedom fighters. The Hindu

Meanwhile, the pension of freedom fighters who suffered outside British India will also be raised from current Rs. 23,085 to Rs.28,000 per month.


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President Pranab Mukherjee with Indian Freedom Fighters. President Of India

This hike also applies to freedom fighters who were members of the Indian National Army (INA). They would now get Rs. 26,000 per month.

The announcement about the hike was made by PM Modi during his Independence Day speech when he said the pension of Freedom Fighters would be hiked by 20 per cent.



According to a government official these enhanced pension have come into effect from August 15, 2016, and will benefit around 37,000 freedom fighters in the country.

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