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Freedom fighters pension has been increased: Rajnath Singh

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  • Pension of freedom fighters has been increased by the government after introducing a hike of 218% in DA in 2014-15, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • The number central freedom fighters pensioners as on January 1, 2015 were 11,434 and the widows and eligible dependents were 24,466, total of which is 35,900.
  • The Freedom Fighters’ Pension Scheme (FFPS) was introduced on August 15, 1972 during Silver Jubilee year.
  • The benefit of FFPS was extended to all freedom fighters as a token respect (Samman) with effect from August 1, 1980 under Swatantarta Sainik Samman Pension Scheme.

Source: DNAIndia

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