In an important decision, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has doubled the honorarium for gallantry awardees. The monies will be admissible from August 1.
A notification of the MoD signed on December 4 says the highest war-time gallantry awardee of the Paramvir Chakra, will get Rs 20,000 per month, up from Rs 10,000 being paid as of now.
An Ashoka Chakra awardee will be paid Rs 12,000 a month, up from Rs 6,000. Ashoka Chakra is the highest peace-time gallantry award.
New honorarium for Maha Vir Chakra and Kirti Chakra will be Rs 10,000 and Rs 9,000, respectively. This has also been doubled. A Vir Chakra awardee will be getting Rs 7,000, a Shaurya Chakra awardee Rs 6,000 while a Sena medal, Nao Sena medal and Vayu Sena medal awardee will get Rs 2,000 per month. Read More…