Central Pension Accouting Office
Subject:- Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter and their eligible dependent.
Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter No.45106/2016-FF (P) dated-17.08.2016 (copy attached) addressed to the Chief Controller of Accounts has communicated the decision to enhance the total amount of monthly pension of freedom fighters and the dependent family pension of spouses (widows/ widowers), eligible daughters and dependent parents of deceased freedom fighters with effect from 15.08 .2016. Consequently, the monthly amount of pension of various categories of freedom fighter pensioners will be as below with effect from 15.08.2016
|SI.No.||Category of Freedom Fighters||Present amount of pension (per month)||Enhanced amount of pension (ner month)|
Prisoners / spouses
|2||Freedom Fighters who suffered
outside British India / spouses
|3||Othcr Freedom Fighters / spouses including INA||Rs.21,395/-||Rs.26,000/-|
|4||Dependent parents/eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)||Rs.3,380/- (dependent
parents) Rs.5,070/- (daughters)
|50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the Freedom Fighter i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to 15,000/-|
2. Further, the existing Dearness Relief system based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers, which was hitherto applied to freedom fighter pensioners on annual basis, has been discontinued and replaced by the Dearness Allowance system applicable to Central Government employees twice ayear.
3. Accordingly, all CPPCs are advised to credit the enhanced pension to the pensioners account by 15th September,2016 and make entry of the same in disbursers portion of the individual PPO which are with the CPPCs and arrangements may be made by paying branches for updation of pensioners portion of PPO.
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