Rajasthan freedom fighters pension to be hiked to ₹25,000 per month
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Rajasthan freedom fighters, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced an increase in the monthly pension of Rajasthan freedom fighters, WWII soldiers and their widows. While the pension of freedom fighters would be increased from ₹20,000 to ₹25,000, that of soldiers of WWII and widows of those who took part in the war would be increased to ₹10,000 from ₹4,000.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Thursday an increase in the monthly pension of freedom fighters, soldiers and widows of Second World War, Rs 1 per kg wheat to families below the poverty line (BPL), and the opening of a Gandhi museum in Jaipur.
Addressing a gathering at Birla Auditorium on 150th anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi and 91st birthday of Gandhian thinker SN Subbarao, the chief minister announced an increase of freedom fighters’ pension from Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.
“During my last tenure as CM I had increased the pension to Rs 20,000 from Rs 17,000, which now will be Rs 25,000,” Gehlot said. The medical allowance of the freedom fighters will be increased from Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000, he said.
The CM said the pension of soldiers of the Second World War and widows of those who took part in the war would be increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 4,000.