Punjab Newsline Network. Tuesday, 09 June 2009
CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has enhanced the monthly allowance for various Decorations. For Paramvir Chakra the revised rate of monthly allowance is Rs. 10,000, Ashok Chakra Rs. 10,000 and Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal Rs. 2,500.
An official spokesman said here Tuesday that allowance has been revised for Mahavir Chakra and Kirti Chakra revised allowance is Rs. 7,500 each, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal it is Rs.2000, Vir Chakra and Shauriya Chakra is Rs. 3,500 each, for Yudh seva Medal it is Rs. 1,500 and for Sena Medal (Gallantry) it is Rs 2,000. For Mention-in-Dispatches it is Rs.1,000, for PVSM it is Rs.2,000 AVSM 1,500 and VSM and Sena Medal (Distinguished Service) is Rs. 1,000 each.
The Administration has also fixed lump sum one time monetary grants to the future gallantry awardees of Paramvir Chakra is Rs.25,00,000, for Ashok Chakra Rs. 25,00,000, Mahavir Chakra and Kirti Chakra Rs.15,00,000 each, for Vir Chakra and Shauriya Chakra it is Rs. 10,00,000 each. For Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal Rs.5, 00,000 and for Yudh Seva Medal and Param Vishisht Sewa Medal Rs.3, 00,000 . For Mention-in-Despatches ,Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal it is Rs. 2,50,000 each and Uttam Yudh Seva Medal is Rs. 4,00,000.For Vishisht Sewa Medal and Sena Medal (Distinguished Service) it is Rs 2,00,000 .
The lump sum rates will apply only to the future winners of these awards and the previous cases would not be re-opened. These amounts will be given in lump sum to the future awardees only once and they would not be entitled to any other benefits. The rates will be applicable from the date of issuance of notification that is June 5, 2009, spokesman added.
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Comment: There should be uniform scale of monetary allowances to be followed by the State Governments. Why this region wise discrimination when the Jawan has served to protect the territorial integrity of India?