Chandigarh, September 14
The Punjab Government on Tuesday introduced a rise within the month-to-month allowance of gallantry and distinguished service awardees, their widows and the widows of posthumous awardees or the following of the kin by 80 per cent.
A spokesperson for the Defence Services Welfare Department mentioned out of two,044 winners of gallantry and distinguished awards, the allowance for the winners of the Param Vir Chakra has been elevated from present Rs 23,100 to Rs 41,580.
Likewise, six Ashok Chakra awardees would now get enhanced an allowance of Rs 33,264 instead of Rs 18,480, whereas the 11 Maha Vir Chakra awardees would obtain Rs 31,601 as an alternative of Rs 17,556.
The month-to-month allowance of the 24 Kirti Chakra winners has additionally been elevated from Rs 13,860 to Rs 24,948.
The 127 Vir Chakra awardees would now get Rs 18,295 from Rs 10,164. Similarly, 165 Shaurya Chakra winners would obtain the hiked allowance from Rs 6,480 to Rs 11,664. — IANS