GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 459
ANSWERED ON: 19.11.2019
Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme
Will the Minister of
HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of beneficiaries under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, especially in Andhra Pradesh;
(b) the amount of funds released for the scheme during the last five years and
Andhra Pradesh’s share out of the total funds during the said period, year-wise;
(c) whether the amount of pension has been increased after 2014;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI G. KISHAN REDDY)
(a): Total 28248 number of beneficiaries are receiving samman pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (now renamed as Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana) out of which 795 beneficiaries are in Andhra Pradesh.
L.S.US.Q.NO.459 FOR 19.11.2019
(b): Total funds disbursed during the last five years towards Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana is as under:-
Year Amount (in Crore)
2019-20 (upto Oct, 2019) 553.04
State wise expenditure is not maintained by this Ministry.
(c) to (e): The central freedom fighter pension/family pension has been revised and increased by the Central Government with effect from 15.08.2016. The amount of pension being given under this scheme to different categories of freedom fighters and their dependents is at Annex. Dearness Allowance/Relief, as given to the Central Government employees/pensioners twice a year, has been made applicable to the central freedom fighter pensioners also.