Haryana to provide Rs 1,000 per month to war widows

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Chandigarh, Nov 23 (UNI) The Haryana Government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per month to all war widows of the state in addition to family pension they are already getting from the Central Government.

According to an official release issued here yesterday, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has also announced to enhance the financial assistance to ex-servicemen and World War II veterans. The financial assistance to ex-servicemen has been enhanced from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 per month and to World War II veterans from Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 per month.

The enhancement in pension of widows of 2nd World War veterans has been made from Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 per month and of widows of ex-servicemen from Rs 600 per month to Rs 1000 per month.

The total extra financial implication to implement enhanced financial assistance scheme would be about Rs 9.95 crore per year.

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