09 Aug, 2013 3:34p.m.

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Policy for Welfare of Families of Martyrs

The Government formulates various policies / programmes for the welfare of the families of martyrs and disabled soldiers and Ex-Servicemen which are also applicable to War Widows / dependents, from time to time. These include Liberalised Family Pension, Death Gratuity, Ex-Gratia, Army Group Insurance, Disability Pension, War Injury Pension, Constant Attendance Allowance, Ex-Gratia Lumpsum Compensation, Income tax exemption, Allotment of Oil Product Agencies, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, Financial Assistance, Children Education Allowance, allotment of LPG Agency under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak Yojana, Allotment of LPG distributorship, Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme, Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles, Prime Minister`s Scholarship Scheme, Reservation in Medical / Dental Colleges, War Memorial Hostels, Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri`s Discretionary Fund (RMDF) etc. 

Public grievances / complaints which are received related to implementation of these schemes are attended to at various levels and policies are also reviewed as required from time to time. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shrimati Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha today.
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