Mumbai: The Punjab government has decided to increase the families of soldiers killed in action from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
Taking a decision on Thursday night, the state government said that this is the least we can do for our brave soldiers.
Punjab Government has decided to increase the ex gratia amount for our soldiers killed in action from Rs 10 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh, along with a job to the Next-of-Kin,” Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted.
Punjab Government has decided to increase the ex-gratia amount for our soldiers killed in action from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh, along with a job to the Next-of-Kin. This is the least we can do for our brave servicemen who make the supreme sacrifice for our motherland. pic.twitter.com/obrHqeax15
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 18, 2020
He said that the least we can do for our brave soldiers who make supreme sacrifice for our motherland.
The state government gives 10 to 12 lakh rupees to the families of the Gir soldiers. Apart from this, it also provides government jobs to the families of martyrs of Punjab.
The decision to give the ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 to 12 lakh to the martyr’s family was last taken in 1999.
On Wednesday, the CM announced an ex-gratia of Rs 12-10 lakh for the families of Naib Subedar Satnam Singh and Mandeep Singh, and Rs 10-10 lakh each for constables Sepoys Gurtej Singh and Gurbinder Singh.
Besides, a government job to a next of kin of the deceased was also announced.
Four soldiers, hailing from Punjab, were among twenty Army men killed in a clash with the Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.