Punjab authorities will increase pension for freedom fighters in finances 2021-22 | India Information
Chandigarh: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday (March 8) proposed to extend the month-to-month pension for freedom fighters from Rs 7,500 to Rs 9,400 from April 1 within the state finances for 2021-22.
The federal government has issued a notification exempting the liberty fighters and their authorized heirs (kids and grandchildren) from the toll tax on state highways on the manufacturing of id playing cards issued to them.
Additionally, freedom fighters and their authorized heirs have been supplied with a free bus journey facility in roadways and PEPSU Street Transport Company (PRTC) buses.
The federal government has additionally proposed a free transport facility for college kids and girls and has launched a free pickup facility for girls at evening by the Punjab Police in all of the districts of the state for which an allocation of Rs 170 crore has been offered.
The federal government has proposed to reinforce the help underneath the Aashirwad Scheme from Rs 21,000 to 51,000 from July 1, 2021. An allocation of Rs 250 crore has been offered in 2021-2022 for this scheme.
Earlier within the day, with the intention to mark Worldwide Girls’s Day, Punjab Meeting unanimously handed a decision saluting the “indomitable spirit of girls” in contributing to the progress of the nation. This decision was handed moved by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.