703 Kashmiris get Freedom Fighters' pension in Jammu & Kashmir
jammu and kashmir
A total of 703 Kashmiris are among 858 persons receiving Freedom Fighters' pension in Jammu and Kashmir, according to an official document. "The aggregate number of freedom fighters and dependents drawing monthly pension from different treasuries currently is 858," a senior official of General Administrative Department said in an official document. Of these, 703 pensioners belong to Kashmir Valley and 155 are from Jammu region, the official said. Former Minister and state Congress chief G R Kar also figures in the list, as per the document.
The monthly pension to the freedom fighters and their dependents ranges from Rs 1,200 plus dearness allowance to Rs 16,775 per month, he said. Freedom fighter pensions are transferred to dependents of deceased freedom fighters and when there is no eligible dependent, the pension is surrendered, he said. The document stated that the government has found no fake entries in the list.