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Family pension of freedom fighters simplified

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The Union Home Ministry in consultatian with the Comptroller and the Auditor General of India, has announced that the procedure for automatic transfer of family pension on the demise of a freedom fighter has been further simplified with immediate effect.

An official press note issued recently said it has been decided that a freedom fighter can make a simple declaration about his spouse and unmarried, unemployed daugnters and get his Pensions Payment Order ammended from the Accountant General concerned to enable the pension disbursing officer to commence payment of dependant pension to the spouse on receipt of a intimation of demise of the freedom fighter.

The press note further adds that freedom fighters receiving Swatantrata. Sainik Samman Pensiou from the Centtral Government have benn requested to avail of this facility of the simplified procedure, so that there is no difficulty in the matter and payment of dependent family Pension can be commenced without delay.

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