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Punjab: Punjab government raises ex-gratia for soldiers

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Published on 2 March 2016 7:13 AM GMT

Punjab: Punjab government raises ex-gratia for soldiers
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Chandigarh:The Punjab Cabinet has approved an upward revision in ex-gratia for soldiers either martyred or disabled during operations within the country.

The family of soldiers who die during counter-insurgency operations will be given an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh instead of Rs 2 lakh, the Cabinet decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Soldiers with above 75 per cent disability would get Rs 4 lakh instead of Rs 2 lakh; those with 51 per cent to 75 per cent disability would get Rs 2 lakh instead of Rs 1 lakh; and those with 25 per cent to 50 per cent disability Rs 1 lakh instead of Rs 50,000, an official spokesperson said.

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