Assistance / other facilities provided to and welfare schemes for the families / Next of kins (NoKs) of martyrs and disabled soldiers are at Annexure. In addition, some State Governments also extend benefits to the families of martyrs.
Petitions are received from widows and dependents of Defence Personnel disabled, incapacitated or killed in action with regard to payment of family pension, special family pension, ex-gratia etc. from time to time. Efforts are made to dispose these petitions expeditiously, based on the Government policies in this regard and their disposal is monitored at appropriate levels.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya in Lok Sabha today.
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