Punjab hikes allowances of gallantry award winners by 20%

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CM BadalNewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Punjab Government has hiked the allowances given to the Paramvir Chakkar, Ashok Chakkar, Mahavir Chakkar, Kirti Chakkar, Vir Chakkar and Shauraya Chakkar by 20 percent. The notification in this regard has also been issued.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Defence Services Welfare said that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the selfless services rendered by the defence personnel for safeguarding the boundaries of their motherland. He said that the enhanced amount of allowance would be given w.e.f. April 1, 2013.

Divulging the detail, the spokesperson said that at present Paramvir Chakkar winner is getting Rs. 19250 per month as allowance which has now been hiked to Rs. 23100 pm. Similarly the allowance to the Ashoka Chakkar winner has been enhanced from Rs. 15400 to Rs. 18480 per month, for Mahavir Chakkar winner from Rs. 14630 to Rs. 17556 pm, for Kirti Chakkar winner from Rs. 11550 to Rs. 13860 pm, for Vir Chakkar winner from Rs. 8470 to Rs. 10164 pm and for the winner of Shauraya Chakkar this monthly allowance has been increased from Rs. 5400 to Rs. 6480.