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Punjab govt enhances ex-gratia rates to families of martyrs from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | May 18, 2022 06:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab cabinet which met under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwnt Mann in another significant decision gave approval to enhance rates of ex-gratia grant to families of martyr soldiers from Rs. 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

Notably, Punjab is country’s ‘Sword Arm’ and the immense contribution of Defence personnel has been laudable in safeguarding national integrity and sovereignty. The soldiers from Punjab have brought laurels for the nation in various battles. Next of Kin (NOK) of soldiers who laid down their lives in various operations for the defence of the country are being given financial assistance by Punjab government.

It may be recalled, the Chief Minister had already announced to enhance the rate of ex-gratia grant in recognition with their stupendous gallantry services.

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