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Govt hikes aid for martyrs’ kin

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Chandigarh, July 30

In an initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to the next of kin of martyrs and disabled soldiers during various operations, the Punjab Government has notified manifold increase in the ex gratia amount.

A spokesperson for the Defence Services Welfare Department said the total amount for martyrs' kin had been increased to Rs 50 lakh. For married martyrs, Rs 35 lakh would be paid as ex gratia, Rs 10 lakh as additional relief to parents and Rs 5 lakh as cash in lieu of plot. For unmarried ones, the kin would get Rs 45 lakh as ex gratia and Rs 5 lakh as cash in lieu of plot. Soldiers with 76% to 100% disability would be given Rs 20 lakh. For 51% to 75% disability Rs 10 lakh will be given and for 25% to 50% disability, Rs 5 lakh would be provided. — TNS



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