Rs.9 lakh disability compensation for defence personnel

February 28th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Defence personnel, who have suffered 100 percent disability during the course of their government service, will henceforth get a one-time compensation of Rs.9 lakh on par with paramilitary personnel fighting Maoists.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced this benefit for defence personnel in his budget proposals presented in Lok Sabha Monday.

Defence personnel, who suffered less than 100 percent but over 20 percent disability, would be provided a proportionate amount as one-time compensation, he said.

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