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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2520
ANSWERED ON MARCH 20, 2013

QUESTION
Discrepency in Concessions to Recipients of Gallantry Awardees

2520. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to refer to reply to Unstarred Question 1748 given in the Rajya Sabha on 17 August, 2011 and to state:

(a)   whether Government has taken up the issue of discrepancy in travel concessions granted to recipients of Medals for Gallantry in the Armed Forces vis-a-vis the recipients of the Police Medals for Gallantry;

(b)   if so, the details thereof and the progress of the same; and

(c)    if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)

(a) to (c): The issue was taken up with Railways and Civil Aviation authorities. However, due to financial constraints Air India has not agreed to the demand for the present. Regarding Railways, the issue is still under consideration of the Ministry of Railways.