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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1748

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 17TH AUGUST, 2011

DISCREPANCY IN COMPENSTAION BETWEEN RECIPIENT OF ARMED FORCES AND POLICE MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY

 

1748. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a)   Whether it is a fact that there is a discrepancy in the monetary compensation and travel concessions granted to recipients of Medals for Gallantry in the Armed Forces vis-avis the recipients’ of the Police medals for Gallantry;

(b)   If so, the details thereof and the reasons therefore; and

(c)    The steps Government proposes to take to remove this discrimination?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE

(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)

(a)   To (c) : A Statement is attached

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STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1748 FOR 17.08.2011 REGARDING DISCREPANCY IN COMPENSATION BETWEEN RECIPIENT OF ARMED FORCES AND POLICE MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY

 

Government has enhanced the monetary allowance attached to various Pre/Post Independence Gallantry Awards for Armed Forces in March, 2011. There is no discrepancy, in so far as Armed Forces are concerned.

With regard to travel concessions, certain concessions/benefits on travel by Air/ Railways as applicable to Police Medal recipients are not available to some categories of recipients of Gallantry awardees in the Armed Forces. The matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities.