Pensions enhanced for ex-army personnel

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The Government on Monday announced enhanced pensions for soldiers and junior commissioned officers that will entail additional expenditure of Rs 2,100 crore per year.

“The decision will benefit 12 lakh pensioners. The allowances for the war wounded and disabled is also being liberalised,” Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said while presenting the budget for 2009-10 in the Lok Sabha.


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